Police officer due in court

Date published: 29 August 2022 08:13
Dated: 29 August 2022 09:11:41

A Sheffield police officer has been charged with two counts of rape.

PC Rowan Horrocks, 26, who was based on a response team, is due to appear at Leeds Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (Tuesday 30 August).

The charges relate to a report that a woman was raped in South Yorkshire on 28 November 2021. The officer was not on duty at the time of the alleged offences.

Horrocks is currently suspended from duties and internal misconduct proceedings are underway alongside the criminal justice process.

Supt Delphine Waring, head of the force’s Professional Standards Department, 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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