Herbie Hide appears in Norwich court charged with rape

Herbie Hide
Image caption Herbie Hide was world champion between 1997 and 1999

Former world heavyweight boxing champion Herbie Hide has appeared in court in Norwich charged with rape.

Mr Hide, 39, of Long Lane, Bawburgh, Norfolk, appeared before magistrates on Friday charged with raping a woman between 1 November and 7 November 2010.

Mr Hide, who entered no plea, was remanded in custody to appear before Norwich Crown Court on 15 April.

He held the World Boxing Organisation version of the title twice, including a two-year reign from 1997 to 1999.

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