A serving Norfolk police officer has appeared in court after being charged with assault.

PC Liam Abigail, 29, is alleged to have assaulted a woman in Peverell Road, Norwich, causing her actual bodily harm in the early hours of August 22, 2023, while he was off duty.

Abigail appeared at Ipswich Magistrates Court on March 6 where the case was sent to Chelmsford Crown Court for a second hearing yesterday.

He has pleaded not guilty to the offence and will stand trial in May 2025.

The constable, based in Norwich, is currently suspended from duties.