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Last Updated: Saturday, 7 February, 2004, 13:09 GMT
Officers in court on rape charge
Surrey Police
The officers are based in Guildford
Two police officers have appeared in court after being charged with raping a 23-year-old woman while they were on duty.

The Surrey constables were suspended from duty on 22 January after an investigation by the force, and were arrested on Thursday.

They have been named as Pc Mark Witcher, 29, and Pc Andrew Lang, 30, both based at Guildford Police Station.

They were remanded in custody by Aldershot Magistrates' Court on Saturday.

The two are charged with the rape of the woman at an address in the Guildford area on 20 September last year.

The alleged victim was not a member of Surrey Police staff.

The force says the allegation came to light after other members of staff had reported their concerns to senior officers.

A Surrey Police spokeswoman said the two officers were due to appear at Winchester Crown Court on Friday 13 February.

The BBC's John McIntyre
"They were in the dock while their families watched from the public gallery"

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