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Police officer's sex assault trial collapses

The trial of a police officer accused of sexually assaulting women at his work has collapsed.

Gavin Angus, 42, was claimed to have repeatedly touched two women without their consent at the former Grampian Police headquarters building in Aberdeen.

The police constable went on trial facing two charges of sexual assault at the city's sheriff court.

But the case was abandoned shortly after the first alleged victim gave evidence.

The 44-year-old woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, told the court she did not believe there had been any sexual intent.

Depute fiscal Sandy Hutchison asked: "How did you get on with Mr Angus?" She replied: "I got on with him okay but I didn't like how he worked. I didn't think he did things the proper way, the way they should have been done."

Mr Hutchison asked: "Did you consider there was any sexual element to this or not?" She replied: "Just inappropriate."

The case was adjourned while the fiscal depute decided whether to proceed.

He then informed the court that he was no longer seeking a conviction.

Mr Angus had denied sexually assaulting two women on various occasions between August 2011 and August 2012.

He was claimed to have leaned across the women, causing their bodies to touch. Mr Angus declined to comment after the case.

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