A CHESHIRE Police PSCO has been charged with sexual assault and misconduct in a public office.

Philip Barber, a police community support officer with the force, is accused of the sex attack on a woman in Nantwich in October 2018.

The 37-year-old also faces two counts of misconduct in a public office.

He is alleged to have made ‘unwarranted sexual advances towards a vulnerable female’ he came into contact with as part of his policing duties over a period of around two weeks during the same month.

Barber, of Stoke-on-Trent, appeared before Warrington Magistrates Court yesterday, Tuesday, in order to face these charges.