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28th Jun, 2022

Police officer charged with sexual offences

Rob George 23rd Apr, 2020

A WEST MERCIA police constable has been charged with rape and five counts of sexual assault.

Michael Darbyshire, 52, is due to appear at Hereford Magistrates Court on Tuesday, June 23. He remains on police bail until this time.

The PC, who is based at Worcester station, has been suspended from his role with West Mercia Police.

If anyone has any information that could assist police with their investigation they are asked to call 101. Information can also be given without giving your name by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or by visiting their website.

Anyone who has been a victim of sexual assault can contact the Victim Advice Line, a free and confidential support service for victims of crime in West Mercia. Anyone can call 0800 952 3000 or email info@victimadviceline.org.uk for support.

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