A newly elected councillor was in court today accused of indecently assaulting a boy when he was a police officer.
Gurpal Virdi, of Firs Drive, Cranford, appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court this morning charged with indecently assaulting a boy aged under 16.
The former detective, who also faces a charge of misconduct in public office, was bailed to appear at Southwark Crown Court on June 12.
The allegations relate to the period between September 30 and December 31, 1986. He was summonsed to appear at court following an investigation by the Directorate of Professional Standards into an allegation of a historic indecent assault of a male prisoner.