A police officer has been standing trial accused of raping a woman while off-duty.

Pc Callum Utley, 25, denies attacking the woman in Penn on an unspecified date between July 2019 and December 2019.

He is a Metropolitan Police officer, attached to the force's West Area Command Unit - but the rape was allegedly committed while he was off-duty.

The prosecution contends that Utley met the complainant at a kebab van in Beaconsfield.

The woman had been on a night out, and agreed to go back with the defendant to his home in Church Road, Penn.

She told police: "I probably wasn't sober, but I wasn't falling over and everything."

The pair had sex - during which the complainant claims Utley initiated a non-consensual act.

The incident was not reported to police until 2022, three years after it is alleged to have occurred.

At Amersham Law Courts on May 5, Recorder Anthony Hawks summed up the evidence in the case to jurors.

He told them: "Bear in mind, members of the jury, that you're not here to pass judgement on the rights and wrongs of ... casual and immature [sex] between two young people.

"You're here to prove whether that man's a rapist."

The judge emphasised that a significant period of time had elapsed since the incident, and that there was no "independent" evidence in the case.

He said: "In the life of a young person, five or six years is a long time."

Recorder Hawks stressed that jurors would have to reach a verdict based largely on the testimony of the defendant and complainant.

Utley served in the army prior to his police career, and a number of witnesses - including a military chaplain - have testified to his good character.

Jurors in the case have been sent out to consider their verdict.