Derbyshire PCSO denies assaulting eight-year-old near school

PCSO Bakhtawar Rana leaving Chesterfield Magistrates' Court
PCSO Bakhtawar Rana leaving Chesterfield Magistrates' Court
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A police community support officer has pleaded not guilty to assaulting an eight-year-old child near a school.

PCSO Bakhtawar Rana is alleged to have committed the offence in Derby and has been suspended from duty.

At a brief hearing at Chesterfield Magistrates’ Court, Rana spoke only to confirm his age, address and not guilty plea to the alleged assault on Reginald Street, Pear Tree, on March 10 this year.

Rana, 50, of Chellaston, will face trial at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on December 23