A female Metropolitan Police officer who is accused of sexually assaulting a woman has pleaded not guilty. 

Sergeant Rachel Bright is accused of touching the woman without consent in Wandsworth on December 5 last year. 

The 45-year-old appeared at Kingston Crown Court on Monday (November 6) wearing a black blazer and black suit pants with her hair tied up in a bun. 

She pleaded not guilty to one count of sexual assault. 

Judge Anne Brown set a trial date for September 30 of next year. 

Bright, of Buckland Way, Worcester Park, Sutton, is suspended from duty. 

She was bailed on condition that she does not contact the complainant.