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Accused policeman 'kissed woman'
Raymond Waring (l) and Stephen McGuire
Raymond Waring and Stephen McGuire both deny rape
A police officer climbed into the back of a squad car to kiss a New Year's Eve reveller he is accused of raping, Chester Crown Court has heard.

Pc Stephen McGuire, 34, said his colleague Ray Waring, 31, got on top of the 21-year-old woman to kiss her in the back of the police car.

Pc Waring, of St Helens, and Pc McGuire, of Widnes, both deny rape and misconduct in public office.

They are accused of attacking the woman in 2002 in Warrington, Cheshire.

Both men, officers with Cheshire Police, are on trial for allegedly handcuffing and raping the woman.

I felt incredibly embarrassed, very, very embarrassed and turned away
Pc Stephen McGuire

They were on patrol in Warrington town centre when they spotted the woman fighting with a man outside a pub, the jury heard.

The officers broke it up and decided to give her a lift home.

Pc McGuire, a father-of-four, told the court that on the way the woman asked his colleague driving the car for a kiss.

Pc Waring pulled the car into a park and got out and into the back seat, Pc McGuire told the court.

Heroin user

He said: "She was lying on her back across the seat with her arms around Ray, Ray was on top of her.

"I felt incredibly embarrassed, very, very embarrassed and turned away."

Soon after, Pc Waring stopped what he was doing and they drove on.

The woman then offered Pc McGuire a kiss, but he said he declined.

Earlier the court heard the woman had been arrested last week for alleged shoplifting. She admitted to the court she is a heroin user.

The case continues.




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