NSW cop denies assault of man in custody

A NSW Police senior constable has pleaded not guilty to assaulting a man in custody.
A NSW Police senior constable has pleaded not guilty to assaulting a man in custody.

A NSW police officer has pleaded not guilty to assaulting a man in custody in 2018.

Craig Norman Williamson, 30, is accused of assaulting a man in custody at Surry Hills on the night of October 5 in 2018.

Williamson did not appear when his matter was briefly mentioned at Downing Centre Local Court on Tuesday, but his lawyer entered a plea of not guilty on his behalf.

"I am instructed to enter a plea for not guilty," Greg Willis told magistrate Vivien Swain on Tuesday.

Williamson was a senior constable from the central metropolitan region and was currently suspended from duty, NSW Police said.

The matter was adjourned until April 30.

Australian Associated Press