Former Surrey police officer Salim Ismail to face sex assault retrial

A police officer accused of attempted rape and indecent assault is to face a retrial after jurors failed to reach a verdict.

The Guildford Crown Court jury hearing the case against Salim Ismail was discharged and a new trial date set for May 2015.

The offences are alleged to have taken place in Surrey.

Mr Ismail served as a police constable in Surrey between 1993 and 2002, and is now serving with West Yorkshire Police.

He is currently under suspension pending the outcome of legal proceedings.

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