Harrogate police officer denies sexual assault

A Harrogate police officer has denied sexually assaulting a woman while he was on duty and will face trial by jury in February next year.

Friday, 7th January 2022, 10:56 am
Updated Friday, 7th January 2022, 11:06 am

Christopher Hudson, 31, who was suspended by North Yorkshire Police after the allegation was made, appeared at Leeds Crown Court yesterday (Thursday, January 6) when he denied one allegation of sexual touching.

The alleged offence is said to have occurred at Stonefall Cemetery on Wetherby Road, Harrogate, on February 8 last year.

Hudson, a police constable who was based in the Harrogate division at the time of the alleged offence, will face trial by jury in February 2023.

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A Harrogate police officer has denied sexually assaulting a woman while he was on duty

Judge Simon Batiste adjourned the case for the trial on February 20, 2023.

Hudson, of Hollin Terrace, Huddersfield, was granted bail until that date on condition that he does not contact the complainant.