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Former Met Officer Gurpal Virdi denies indecent assault

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Image caption Gurpal Virdi retired from the Metropolitan Police in 2012 after 30 years of service

A former Metropolitan Police officer has pleaded not guilty to indecent assault of a male prisoner and misconduct in public office.

The charges against Gurpal Virdi, 55, of Hounslow, west London, date back to on or before 7 November 1986.

He will face trial at Southwark Crown Court on 27 July next year and was released on unconditional bail.

Mr Virdi retired from the Metropolitan Police in 2012 after 30 years of service.

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