A serving Metropolitan Police officer has been remanded in custody charged with rape following an incident near Newport, Shropshire.
Special constable Paul Hoile, 40, based on the North West Command Unit, was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of rape in Benfleet, Essex, at around 10.30pm and was charged on Friday.
He has been charged with anal rape, two counts of oral rape and an offence under section four of the Sexual Offences Act.
Hoile appeared at Kidderminster Magistrates’ Court on Saturday in connection with an incident in Sheriffhales Drive, Lilleshall, on Tuesday, West Mercia Police said.
He was remanded in custody to appear at Shrewsbury Crown Court on August 8.
The Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards is aware and the officer has been suspended.