A former Surrey Police sergeant has been charged with rape.

Derek Winston Seekings, a 64-year-old from Farnborough, has been summonsed to appear at Guildford Magistrates Court on August 13.

He was charged with seven counts of rape, a spokesperson for Surrey Police said Thursday (July 18).

The offences are alleged to have been committed against one woman in Surrey between 1994 and 2000.

Of the seven offences, six are alleged to have taken place off duty, and one on duty.

Mr Seekings retired from the force in 2005.