A former Surrey Police sergeant has denied raping a woman a number of times, including once while on duty.

Derek Seekings, 64, pleaded not guilty to seven counts of rape between 1994 and 2000 at Guildford Crown Court on Monday.

Of the seven allegations, six are alleged to have happened off duty and one on duty, Surrey Police said.

The defendant retired from the force in 2005.

Seekings, from Farnborough, Hampshire, is due to stand trial at Lewes Crown Court on May 11 next year