Gatwick restaurant boss David Hartwell denies sex assaults

The manager of a restaurant at Gatwick Airport has denied sexually assaulting five women.

David Hartwell, 26, of New Malden, south-west London, pleaded not guilty at Brighton Crown Court to 16 offences.

Mr Hartwell, who faces 14 charges of sexual assault and two of attempted sexual touching, was given conditional bail.

He was charged following an investigation by detectives based at the West Sussex airport.

Mr Hartwell will face trial on 23 January.

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