Cambridgeshire

Police sergeant Nick Lidstone denies child sex abuse

Norwich Crown Court
Image caption Nick Lidstone was remanded in custody by Norwich Crown Court to appear for trial on 15 December

A police sergeant from Cambridgeshire has denied sexually abusing a girl from the age of nine.

At Norwich Crown Court, Sgt Nick Lidstone, 54, from Barrington, pleaded not guilty to 19 counts.

These include rape, indecency with a child, serious sexual assault, indecent assault and making an indecent photograph of a child.

The charges relate to alleged abuse between 1997 and 2014. Mr Lidstone will stand trial on 15 December.

The police sergeant, from Heslerton Way, was originally charged with one count of rape and one of sexual assault.

Three allegations of rape were said to have taken place when the victim was an adult.

Jonathan Goodman, representing Mr Lidstone, who appeared by video link from Chelmsford Prison, did not make any application for bail and the officer was remanded in custody.

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