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Cop investigated by complaints authority

PUBLISHED: 17:00 29 January 2002 | UPDATED: 15:24 03 March 2010

A SUFFOLK police officer suspended from duty after two women alleged they had been sexually assaulted will not face court proceedings.

But Suffolk Constabulary confirmed that the officer remains suspended from duty as the Police Complaints Authority carries out its own review of the matter.

A SUFFOLK police officer suspended from duty after two women alleged they had been sexually assaulted will not face court proceedings.

But Suffolk Constabulary confirmed that the officer remains suspended from duty as the Police Complaints Authority carries out its own review of the matter.

A short statement issued by the force said: "Suffolk police have been advised by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) that a police officer who is the subject of allegations of sexual assault by two women will not now be the subject of court proceedings.

"The matter will now be referred to the Police Complaints Authority and the officer will remain suspended from duty while the authority conducts a review.''

Suffolk Constabulary has not named the police officer, nor said what his rank is or whereabouts in the county he is stationed.

But they have confirmed an investigation into the allegations by both women was carried out and the officer was formally interviewed under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act.

As a result of the investigation a file was passed to the CPS, who took the decision not to proceed with any court action.

The CPS in Norfolk, who dealt with the case, declined to comment on the matter today.

A spokesman for the Police Complaints Authority also said she was unable to release any information about the matter.

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