Pc charged with sex offences

A NORFOLK police officer has been remanded in custody after appearing in court charged with a number of offences.

A NORFOLK police officer has been remanded in custody after appearing in court charged with a number of offences.

Andrew Broom, 43, appeared at Norwich Magistrates' Court yesterday where he faced charges including five counts of rape, indecent assault and threatening behaviour.

These offences all relate to a single female victim and are not linked to his role as a police officer.

He is also charged with three offences of breaching the Data Protection Act.

He was remanded in custody to return to a hearing on Friday, March 28 at Norwich Crown Court.

A Norfolk police spokesman said: “We can confirm that a Norfolk officer has appeared in court charged with a number of serious offences.

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“The officer is currently suspended from duty pending the outcome of criminal and disciplinary proceedings. It would be inappropriate to comment further while proceedings remain active.”