Birmingham & Black Country

Policeman Tariq Dost in court over 'child assault'

A West Midlands Police officer has appeared before magistrates accused of assaulting a child.

PC Tariq Dost, who is based in Solihull, was first arrested last Thursday and released on bail. He was then re-arrested on Tuesday and later charged, the force said.

The 49-year-old, from Birmingham, appeared before magistrates in the city earlier and is due to appear at crown court on 10 February.

He has not been been suspended.

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