Cumbria

Man, 43, charged in connection with a Carlisle rape

A man has been charged in connection with the rape of a 41-year-old woman in Carlisle.

Cumbria Police said the incident took place in an area adjacent to Aglionby Street between 23:00 GMT on Saturday and early on Sunday.

Jamie Smith, 43, from Goodwin Close in the town will appear before Carlisle Magistrates later.

Police are appealing for anyone who was in the area who may have information to contact them.

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