West Mercia Police officer charged with rape

A West Mercia Police officer has been charged with two counts of rape.

PC Vinod Kumar Dahiya, 44, of Telford, was charged with the rape of a woman in May and June and assaulting her by beating on 15 May.

The officer, who is suspended, has been given police bail with conditions to appear before Telford magistrates on 13 November.

The alleged offences did not take place while the Shropshire-based officer was on duty, the force said.

He was charged with the rape of the woman between 14 and 17 May and between 1 and 6 June.

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