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Policeman arrested over sex attack claim

Pc Mark Carter
Mark Carter is an openly gay policeman who won Mr Gay UK 2006

A policeman and former Mr Gay UK winner has been arrested on suspicion of carrying out a serious sexual offence.

Pc Mark Carter, 27, has been suspended from his job with West Yorkshire Police while his colleagues investigate the alleged incident in Leeds.

He was arrested at a city centre hotel in the early hours of Saturday morning and later released on bail.

A police spokesman said: "Inquiries are ongoing and the man has since been bailed pending further inquiries."

Pc Carter was crowned Mr Gay UK in 2006 at the Flamingo Club in Blackpool.

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