A woman was raped in a Harold Hill park when she was a teenage girl by a police officer who has been jailed for 16 years.

Lauren Taylor, who has waived her right to anonymity, was just 16 when constable Adam Provan raped her in Central Park in 2010.

Provan, of Newmarket in Suffolk, had already raped Lauren once and also raped another woman six times, all while he was a serving officer within Newham and Barking and Dagenham.

He had met Lauren through a friend of hers. Provan lied and told her he was 22 and used a different surname.

The 44-year-old was convicted in June of eight counts of rape and was jailed at Wood Green Crown Court today (August 22).

Romford Recorder: Adam Provan was jailed for committing eight rapes while as a serving police officerAdam Provan was jailed for committing eight rapes while as a serving police officer (Image: Met Police)

He will serve a further eight years on licence due to the danger he poses, the Met Police said.

Lauren told the court in a victim impact statement: "The day I met Adam Provan changed my life forever. No prison sentence will take away the harm Adam Provan has caused me.

"I will never forget how scared I was when this all took place and even thirteen years later, how scary it was to be reliving my worst nightmare over, over and over.

"Finding out that Adam actually was a police officer was sickening."

She said going to the police and telling them what had happened was "one of the hardest things I have ever had to do".

It was the third trial relating to Lauren's case.

Provan was found guilty of raping her and jailed for nine years in 2018 before his convictions were quashed on appeal in 2022.

Romford Recorder: Lauren, now 29, has waived her right to anonymityLauren, now 29, has waived her right to anonymity (Image: PA)

Mum-of-three Lauren, now 29, added: "I could never have thought or even imagined that seven years later I would be on my third retrial, to try and get the justice I previously thought I had, and know I deserve.

"Out of all three trials this most recent trial has been the most traumatic to say the least.

"What Provan did to me has had a massive effect on my personal life…. no amount of time helps heal what Provan has done."

Provan was sacked by the Met in March 2019.

Assistant Commissioner Louisa Rolfe said the force is "shocked and revolted" at Provan’s offences.

"He abused his position as a police officer to win the trust of both these women. His actions are utterly deplorable.

“Both women have been enormously strong and courageous in giving evidence to the court – incredibly three times for one of the women - and ensuring Provan is now behind bars. I am so sorry for the pain and suffering he has caused them.

“We are examining Provan’s criminal and conduct history in the Met so we can fully understand whether we could have acted sooner to bring him before the courts, or have stopped him joining the police.

"This work is ongoing but we can already see there were key moments where we let women down. We have told the Independent Office for Police Conduct we are carrying out a review and advised them that we will make appropriate referrals."

Provan’s phone was seized as part of the investigation and it contained 751 first names of women with derogatory comments alongside, some suggesting sexual activity with them.

Only 50 had phone numbers associated with them.

Detectives are now working to identify as many women as possible and are urging anyone with information to contact them.

Police said anyone with any information about a police officer or member of staff who works for the Met and is corrupt, abusing their position and power, can call the Anti-Corruption and Abuse Hotline, run by the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 085 0000 or complete the online form.

Any information relating to Provan can also be provided.