Manchester

Greater Manchester Police sergeant denies custody assault

A police sergeant accused of assaulting a man in custody has pleaded not guilty.

Sgt Richard Miller, 45, of Greater Manchester Police, made the plea to the charge of common assault at the city's magistrates' court.

Sgt Miller, who is based at Chadderton police station, is accused of attacking a 32-year-old man at the custody suite there in the early hours of 15 July.

He was bailed ahead of a two-day trial at the court, due to begin on 14 May.

The alleged victim had earlier been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer at an Oldham takeaway.

The incident was referred to the Crown Prosecution Service following an investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

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