Policeman and former Mr Gay UK arrested of serious sexual offence

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

Pc Mark Carter, 27, has been suspended from his job with West Yorkshire Police after the alleged incident in Leeds at the weekend.



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



A police spokesman said: "A 27-year old man has been arrested on suspicion of committing a serious sexual offence.



"The man was arrested from a hotel in Leeds city centre in the early hours of Saturday 19 December.



"Inquiries are ongoing and the man has since been bailed pending further inquiries."



The spokesman added: "He is a serving police officer with West Yorkshire Police and he has been suspended pending the outcome of the investigation."



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