A Harrow police officer has won gold after winning the Police Sport UK National Judo Championships in September.
PC Fred Itiose, 46, from Harrow-on-the-Hill Safer Neighbourhoods Team was presented with his trophy on Tuesday, October 27 at Harrow Police Station by Harrow Borough Commander Chief Supt. Simon Ovens.
PC Itiose represented the Metropolitan Police Service at the event held at the University of East London in September.
The event was attended by competitors from 21 police forces from around the country.
Fred competed in the Mens' Veterans +100KG and Mens' Masters + 90KG and won gold in both events.
PC Itiose, originally from Nigeria, moved to the UK in 2005 and in 2008 became a Special Constable in Bedfordshire before fulfilling his ambition of becoming a full-time police officer when he joined the Met as a new recruit in January.
He has done judo for many years and is a former Commonwealth Masters Silver Medallist in 2012 as well as taking Silver in the British Open Masters at Walsall two weeks ago.
PC Fred Itiose said: “As Norman Vincent Peale said: "You can if you think you can."
Harrow Borough Commander Simon Ovens said: “I'm extremely proud of Fred's achievements.
"The level he has reached only comes through years of work.
“It's an amazing accolade and great to see the Metropolitan Police engraved on the trophy.
"Fred is an impressive athlete…I'm glad he's on the side of law and order!”