Devon and Cornwall police constable appears in court over rape and sexual assault allegations

A 29-year-old police officer has denied raping and sexually assaulting a woman.

Kane Haywood is charged with two counts of rape of a woman aged 16 years or over and one count of sexual assault by penetration in Exeter on 29 March 2021.

The police constable appeared in the dock at Bristol Crown Court on Monday wearing a black suit, white shirt and grey striped tie.

Haywood, from east Devon, spoke only to confirm his name and enter a plea of not guilty to all three allegations.

He was released on conditional bail and is next due to appear at a pre-trial hearing on 11 December.

A trial is expected to take place over four days from 8 January 2024.

The officer has been suspended from Devon and Cornwall Police.

He previously appeared before Plymouth Magistrates' Court in January this year.