A POLICE constable appeared in Eastern Court yesterday charged with indecently assaulting a woman. Lau Wai-man, 32, also known as Wu Ying, is charged with two counts of indecent assault and a count each of common assault and false imprisonment. He has denied the charges. The prosecution alleges that Lau indecently assaulted the woman inside a refuse room near the rear exit of the Fairwood fast food shop at Wan Tsui Road, Chai Wan. He is also charged with assaulting the woman near the rear exit of the shop, and unlawfully and injuriously imprisoning the woman. It is alleged that Lau also indecently assaulted the woman at a San Po Kong restaurant. Police Sergeant Chan Wing-kong, 30, also known as Kong Sir, and Constable Chan Wai-yip, 23, also known as Ah Kai, also appeared before magistrate Jonathan Acton-Bond. Chan Wing-kong and Lau are jointly charged with a count of common assault while Lau and Chan Wai-yip face a similar joint charge. Lau and Chan Wing-kong denied having assaulted second alleged victim Ho Hung-kei near the rear exit of the fast food shop. Chan Wai-yip and Lau also denied having assaulted third alleged victim Chan Hoi-tak at the fast food shop. Chan Wai-yip alone faces two counts of common assault, which he has denied. The offences allegedly took place on September 17 last year. Mr Acton-Bond fixed the trial for May 2. The defendants were allowed bail. It is expected that the prosecution will call 40 witnesses.