Officer denies Britannia Royal Naval College sex assault

A Royal Navy officer has pleaded not guilty to the sexual assault of a woman at a military training college.

Sub Lt David Perry denied the offence during a short hearing at Portsmouth Naval Base's court martial centre.

The offence is alleged to have taken place at the Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth, on 5 July last year.

Judge Advocate Robert Hill ordered the 25-year-old to stand trial on 13 February next year.

The officer previously served aboard the Type 45 destroyer HMS Diamond and is currently based at HMS Nelson in Portsmouth.

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