Policeman is facing court over alleged assaults

SALE police sergeant Geoffrey Dean Howe faced the Sale Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday over 27 assault-related charges stemming from several separate alleged incidents in March and May last year.

The court heard there were more than 60 witnesses, and seven alleged victims.

The matter was adjourned, and Sergeant Howe, who has been suspended on full pay, will return to court in September.