Trial of Cambs Police detective Matt Swash, who is accused of 12 charges of sexual assault, halted

Det Sgt Matt Swash arriving at Crown Court

Det Sgt Matt Swash arriving at Crown Court - Credit: SOUTH BEDS NEWS AGENCY 01582 572

The trial of a detective accused of 12 charges of sexual assault against five women has been halted.

Detective Sergeant Matthew Swash, 40, from Cambs Police, will face a new trial at St Albans Crown Court on July 27 next year.

Judge Andrew Bright QC discharged the jury of seven men at five women at St Albans Crown Court today. He told them there had been problems for the defence with disclosure of material from the prosecution.

DS Swash, of Crown Close, March, denied 12 charges of sexual assault and two charges of misconduct in a public office allegedly committed between December 2009 and September last year.


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