A former Mr Gay UK winner has appeared in court to face a number of sexual assault charges.

Mark Carter, a 27-year-old policeman from Huddersfield, was charged with two offences of sexual assault on males, one attempted sexual assault, one count of male rape and one count of attempted male rape.

The charges involve four different alleged victims.

He is also accused of possessing Class C drugs, which are thought to be bodybuilding steroids.

Leeds magistrates court heard that the alleged offences took place between December 18th and 19th 2009 at the Etap hotel in Leeds city centre.

Mr Carter has been bailed to appear before Leeds crown court later this month for the sexual assault charges and Leeds magistrates court in August for the drug charge.

He was named Mr Gay UK 2006 and came runner-up in the European contest in 2007.

He came out in 2005 and has served with Huddersfield Police for four years.

He has been suspended from his job as a policeman.