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British army colonel 'faces sex assault allegation over claim he touched woman's bottom with foot' 

A British Army officer faces an accusation of sexual assault over a claim he touched a woman's bum with his foot.  

Colonel Martin Toney, who has a 36-year career in the Army, admitted contact but says it was an accident, not sexual. 

The alleged assault was reported by the woman on January 29 last year, The Sun reports. 

Colonel Martin Toney, who has a 36-year career in the Army, admitted contact but says it was an accident, not sexual

The exact location it took place has not yet been revealed, but Col Toney, who is a multi-agency Gold Incident Commander, had been based in Glasgow at the time (file image) 

The exact location it took place has not yet been revealed, but Col Toney, who is a multi-agency Gold Incident Commander, had been based in Glasgow at the time. 

David Richards, his lawyer, told a court martial hearing in Catterick, North Yorkshire: 'He went to get her attention with his foot and it connected with her backside, not deliberately.'

The claim against Col Toney will be considered again in June.    

The Ministry of Defence has been contacted for comment.  

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