A serving police community support officer (PCSO) has been charged with sexual assault by touching after an alleged incident involving a female colleague.

PCSO Edward Oniba - attached to the Met’s North West basic command unit, which serves Barnet, Brent and Harrow - pleaded not guilty at Westminster Magistrates’ Court last Friday (May 6).

He elected a Crown Court trial and was bailed, police say.

Mr Oniba's next appearance will be for a plea and trial preparation hearing at Harrow Crown Court on June 13.

The incident is alleged to have taken place in October 2020 while he was on duty.

PCSO Oniba was charged via postal requisition on April 19.