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A Metropolitan Police officer is due to stand trial next year after pleading not guilty to sexually assaulting a colleague.

PC Joseph Demir, 24, of Birch Court, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, denied the sole charge when he appeared for an 18-minute plea hearing at Harrow Crown Court, northwest London, on Thursday .

The charge relates to an incident on March 10, 2020, in which Demir is accused of inappropriately touching the groin of a male colleague over his clothing at Hendon Training School.

The defendant, dressed in a dark blue suit, light shirt and blue tie, spoke only to confirm his name and date of birth, and to enter a plea of ​​not guilty.

Demir, who is attached to the Met’s North West Base Command Unit and has been placed on restricted duties, was released on bail.

He is due to stand trial at Harrow Crown Court on May 8, 2023.

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This notice was published: 2022-05-30 11:05:00

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