Humberside

Man charged over 1979 Hornsea schoolgirl rape

A man has been charged with the rape of a 16-year-old girl in East Yorkshire more than 30 years ago.

Jamie Smith, 52, is due to appear before Beverley magistrates later in connection with the attack in Hornsea Burton Road, Hornsea in September 1979.

He was arrested at his home in Sun Street, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, on Thursday by detectives from Humberside Police.

The arrest followed a cold case review by the force's major incident team.