A serving Metropolitan Police officer has appeared in court to deny sexually assaulting a woman.

Pc Chris Lee, 38, from Surbiton, south-west London, has been suspended by the force. 

He was a street duties instructor who works with new officers.

He appeared at Isleworth Crown Court on Thursday, wearing a dark suit, white shirt and blue tie.

Lee spoke to confirm his name before entering a not-guilty plea to a single count of sexual assault in November 2021.

The incident is alleged to have occurred while Lee was off duty during a night out.

Judge Fiona Barrie said Lee faces a four-day trial starting on October 16.

Lee, who is attached to the Central West Command Unit, was granted unconditional bail.