A Greater Manchester Police officer has denied a string of offences involving sexual assault and misconduct in public office.

PC Mohammed Adnan Ali, who ran Trafford Volunteer Police Cadets, appeared before a judge at Liverpool Crown Court today (Tuesday, September 28).

The 34-year-old pleaded not guilty to 15 charges of misconduct in public office involving sexualised conversations and asking for and sending indecent images to seven teenage boys and one female.

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Ali also denied five offences of sexual assault in Greater Manchester and North Wales involving five complainants - one a 15-year-old girl - as well as two females and two men, all described as aged 16 and over.

He additionally pleaded not guilty to distributing an indecent photograph of a boy.

All the offences are alleged to have taken place between October 2011 and October 2018.

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Judge Andrew Menary QC further remanded Ali, of Leighton Road, Old Trafford, on conditional bail to await his trial beginning on September 12 next year.

The trial is expected to last about six weeks.

Ali was suspended by Greater Manchester Police following his arrest in October 2018, a force spokesperson has confirmed.

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