Cumbria

Man charged with 1987 Whitehaven rape

A man is to appear in court in connection with a rape which took place more than 20 years ago, police in Cumbria have said.

Allison James Lithgow has been charged with raping a woman in Whitehaven in 1987.

It follows a cold case review by detectives from Cumbria Constabulary's Force Major Investigation Team.

The 51-year-old, from Flatt Walks in the town, will appear before Workington Magistrates' Court later.

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