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Rafiullah Hamidy charged with rape after Italy arrest

Rafiullah Hamidy smiling Image copyright Kent Police
Image caption Rafiullah Hamidy was arrested in Italy

A man has been charged with rape after being extradited to the UK from Italy.

Rafiullah Hamidy was detained in Taranto, southern Italy, after Kent Police secured a European arrest warrant.

Mr Hamidy, who is accused of raping a woman in the Northwood Road area of Ramsgate last September, was taken into custody at Heathrow Airport on Tuesday.

The 24-year-old, formerly of High Street, Herne Bay, is due to appear at Canterbury Crown Court on Thursday.

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