Who can we Trust, these days, 16 years, alleged to be Tracking Women? Scary?

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Police officer who featured on Channel 4’s Call The Cops appears in court for string of sex offences against three women

  • Holly Christodoulou
  • 17:05, 26 Jul 2022

A POLICE officer who appeared on TV show Call The Cops has appeared in court charged with a string of sex offences.

PC Matthew Tregale, 33, is accused of targeting three women over a 16-year period.

Matthew Tregale is charged with a string of offences
Matthew Tregale is charged with a string of offencesCredit: Devon Live/BPM

The Devon and Cornwall officer, who appeared in the Channel 4 mini-series in 2019, appeared at Plymouth Magistrates Court today.

Tregale is charged with four counts of sexual assault by penetration and one count of attempted rape against a woman between 2005 and 2010.

He is also facing two counts of false imprisonment and one of harassment with the threat of violence against the same woman.

The cop is further charged with controlling and coercive behaviour of a second woman between December 2015 and July 2020, and against a third between April 2021 and August 2021.

He allegedly used police restraint techniques against the women – including using handcuffs.

Tregale is also accused of holding a knife against one of the complainant’s cheeks and also allegedly threatened to make claims about another to her employer so she would lose her job.

The court was told he has never been arrested and was instead told he was being prosecuted by postal requisition.

Tregale was interviewed by police in May 2020 and placed on restricted duties.

He was not suspended by Devon and Cornwall Police until he was charged this month.

The officer was remanded in custody to next appear at Exeter Crown Court on August 25.

Tregale was remanded in custody
Tregale was remanded in custodyCredit: PA

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