A POLICE officer appeared in court this morning, Friday, charged with having sex with two vulnerable women victims of crime while on duty.

PC Ian Langford, aged 46, of Church View, Tewkesbury, appeared at Cheltenham Magistrates Court charged with misconduct in a public office by engaging in sexual activity with the women.

The alleged offences are said to have taken place in Hereford between May 2012 and August 2013 while the officer was on duty.

Pc Langford, who entered no pleas, spoke only to confirm his name and address.

He was granted bail on condition he does not contact the alleged victims.

The case was committed to Gloucester Crown Court on May 23.