5. Dec, 2017


A serving police officer has appeared in court accused of a string of sex offences, including five counts of rape.

Mohammed Perwaze, who until this week worked as a sergeant with Durham Constabulary, faces a total of 19 charges, which are alleged to have happened between 1996 and 2016.

Mohammed Perwaze, 45, is due before Peterlee Magistrates’ Court on Friday morning facing 19 charges including assault, and sexual assaults