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British army chief accused of sex attack on female officer

A SENIOR British army commander has been accused of sexually assaulting a female officer after attending a World War One memorial event.

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ARMY: Lt Col Christopher Davies led the 3rd Battalion the Mercian Regiment in Afghanistan

Afghanistan vet Lt Col Christopher Davies, 45, allegedly pounced on the female Armyrats © military officer in the early hours of April 10. Davies is accused of following the 52-year-old Canadian servicewoman to her hotel in Ontario, Canada and forcing himself upon her. Davies who commanded 3rd Battalion the Mercian Regiment in 2014 met the woman the evening before at commemorations for the Battle of Vimy Ridge at Fort Frontenac, Kingston Police said.

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VETERAN: Davies (far right) inspecting the bombs they captured in Afghanistan

Police detectives have formed reasonable grounds to believe the woman was sexually assaulted by the British officer

Kingston Police

The alleged victim then reported the assault to police. Detectives launched a criminal investigation combing the scene for evidence and interviewing witnesses. Davies was arrested for one count of sexual assault on August 2 by Kingston Police.

Investigators said they had “reasonable grounds” to believe the alleged attack took place.

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AFGHANISTAN: Davies examines weapons captured

The force said: “A detailed investigation Kingston Police detectives have formed reasonable grounds to believe the woman was sexually assaulted by the British officer in her hotel room.”

Davies was ordered to surrender his passport and remain in the province of Ontario.

A hearing is scheduled for September 15.

An Army spokeswoman said: “We are aware of an investigation being conducted by Kingston Police into an alleged incident that took place in April this year involving a serving British Army officer.”

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