Derbyshire fire chief Sean Frayne to stand trial for rape

Sean Frayne at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court
Image caption Sean Frayne previously appeared at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court

A trial date has been set for Derbyshire's chief fire officer who has been charged with raping a woman.

Sean Frayne, who has been suspended from his post with Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service, is charged with one count of rape.

The 47-year-old appeared at Derby Crown Court earlier where a trial was set for 10 November.

Mr Frayne, who lives in Etwall, is due in court again on 5 June, when he is due to enter a plea.

The woman is alleged to have been raped between November 2006 and January 2007.

The trial is expected to take three days.

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