Humberside

Man charged with 1978 rape of teenager in Cleethorpes

A man has been charged 33 years after allegedly raping a teenage girl in North East Lincolnshire.

Michael Tomlinson, 54, was arrested as a result of inquiries into historical sex offences in the Humberside area.

A 17-year-old girl was raped on 3 August 1978 on land adjacent to Buck Beck Road in the town.

Mr Tomlinson is due to appear at Grimsby Crown Court on 20 May. He has been released on conditional bail.

At the time a large-scale police investigation was carried out but the offender was not traced.

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