A trainee police officer has appeared in court charged with sexual assault.
Ryan Pointon, 28, is accused of touching a girl’s inside thigh along with his hand on March 25 final 12 months. He this morning (Wednesday) made his first look in court over the matter and spoke solely to substantiate his title, date of delivery and tackle.
The particulars of the sexual assault cost have been learn to him as he stood within the dock through the quick listening to at Manchester Magistrates’ Court. No plea was entered as a District Choose stated it had been determined that the case was to be transferred to Liverpool.
District Choose Joanne Hirst stated that because of Mr Pointon’s position as a trainee officer with Higher Manchester Police (GMP), it had been designated a ‘particular jurisdiction’ case. The nation’s senior district choose based mostly in Westminster had directed the case ought to be moved from Manchester, she added.
“It is appropriate you are dealt with out of your working area” District Choose Hirst stated.
The case was adjourned. Pointon, of The Meadows, Prestwich, Bury, was ordered to seem at Liverpool Magistrates Court on March 30.