Police officer charged with sexual offences

A West Mercia Police Constable has been charged with rape and five counts of sexual assault.

Michael Darbyshire, 52, is due to appear at Hereford Magistrates Court on Tuesday, 23 June. He remains on police bail until this time.

The PC, who is based at Worcester station, has been suspended from his role with West Mercia Police.

If anyone has any information that could assist police with their investigation they are asked to call 101.