A METROPOLITAN Police officer has appeared in court accused of sexually assaulting a fellow police officer while on duty.

PC Joseph Demir, of Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, appeared at Willesden Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday charged with one count of sexual assault towards a man.

The incident is alleged to have occurred on March 10, 2020, when Mr Demir was a student officer at Hendon Training School. The offence was reported on July 1, 2020.

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Demir, 24, spoke only to confirm his name, address and date of birth.

The case has been sent to Westminster Magistrates’ Court for a further hearing on April 28.

Demir, who has been placed on restricted duties, was released on bail with conditions.

The conditions are not to contact the complainant directly or indirectly.