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Police officer charged with two counts of rape

A police officer is due to appear in court tomorrow after being accused of a sex attack.

PC Rowan Horrocks, who is employed by South Yorkshire Police, has been charged with two counts of rape.

Both allegations relate to the same reported incident on November 28, 2021.

The 26-year-old was assigned to the force’s response team but was not on duty at the time of the alleged offence.

He has been suspended from duties and internal misconduct proceedings are under way.

Supt Delphine Waring, head of standards, said: ‘I know how understandably concerned our communities will be about this matter.

‘I’d like to give my full assurance to the public that reports of this nature against one of our officers are treated incredibly seriously by the force.

‘We remain committed to being as open as possible about the professional standards of South Yorkshire Police.

‘Any officers who are found not to reflect the values and high standards of our organisation will be dealt with as swiftly and robustly as possible.’

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