Cumbria

Man charged with raping girl, 16, in Cumbria

A man has appeared in court charged with raping a 16-year-old girl in Carlisle.

Mark Jackson, 50, is accused of carrying out the attack in the Denton Holme area, in the early hours of Saturday.

Mr Jackson, of St James Road, Carlisle, was remanded in custody at the city's magistrates court.

No plea was entered during the 10-minute hearing. Mr Jackson is due at Carlisle Crown Court on 7 November.

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