Sir Michael Fallon's ex adviser denies groping woman

Richard Holden, the former adviser to ex cabinet minister Sir Michael Fallon, has denied sexual assault 

Richard Holden, the former adviser to ex cabinet minister Sir Michael Fallon, has denied sexual assault 

A former special adviser to politician Sir Michael Fallon today denied sexually assaulting a woman at his £1million home.

Richard Holden, 32, allegedly groped the woman's bottom and crotch during a Christmas party at his three-bedroom house in central London in December 2016. 

The woman, who is in her 20s, reported the incident to the Conservative party's central office and the civil service authorities as well as making a complaint to the police.

Holden insisted the allegation was 'completely and utterly untrue' when he appeared at Westminster magistrates' court last month.

Wearing a pin-striped suit over a white shirt and blue spotted tie today, he denied a single count of sexual assault. 

Defending, Anya Lewis said he was keen to have the case

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