Policeman from Hitchin appears at the Old Bailey on rape charge

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A Hitchin policeman charged with rape and other sexual offences appeared at the Old Bailey today.

PC Leigh Brightman, of Tennyson Avenue, was at a plea and case management hearing at the Central Criminal Court this morning.

He faces 11 charges including one count of rape of a girl aged between 13 and 15; four charges of misconduct in a public officer; four charges of making indecent photographs of a child and two of possessing indecent photographs of a child.

PC Brightman entered a plea of not guilty.

The trail date at the Old Bailey is set for November 2, with the case expecting to last for a number of weeks.

PC Brightman is currently suspended from the Hertfordshire force pending the outcome of the trial.