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Police officer denies rape
A North Yorkshire policeman has denied charges of attempted rape and five sexual assaults involving four women over four years.
PC Matthew Daniel Fisher, 36, of Selby, also denied using the police national computer, his police radio and another police computer for private purposes.
The offences are alleged to have happened between May 1, 2008, and April 13 last year.
PC Fisher will stand trial before The Recorder of Hull, Judge Michael Mettyear, and a jury at Hull Crown Court from April 8. He is currently suspended from duty.
The policeman stood in the dock as the charges were put to him yesterday. He had appeared in court last summer charged with two counts of sexual assault and one of misconduct in a public office, and the additional charges including the attempted rape charge were added yesterday.
He pleaded not guilty to misconduct in a public office by using police equipment for private purposes between January 1 and December 31 last year.
He also pleaded not guilty to attempting to rape a woman and sexually assaulting her in March 2009, sexually assaulting a second woman twice between December 2008 and 2010, sexually assaulting a third woman between May and September 2008 and sexually assaulting a fourth woman between March 2011 and last April. Fisher was released on unconditional bail until his trial.