A FORMER West Mercia Police officer has been charged with sexually assaulting two women while on duty.

Oliver Dines, who was a serving police constable at West Mercia Police, is accused of two counts of sexual assault by touching following an investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

The IOPC said Dines, aged 31, is alleged to have committed the offences in October and November 2020.

The charges relate to two women he met through the course of his duties, the watchdog said.

An IOPC investigation began in December 2020 following a referral from West Mercia Police concerning Dines’ alleged conduct.

Dines is due to appear at Hereford Magistrates’ Court tomorrow Wednesday (June 22).