Surrey

Retrial ordered in Whyteleafe park rape case

Whyteleafe recreational ground (Photo by Robin Webster)
Image caption Colin Ford is accused of raping the woman in Whyteleafe Recreation Ground

A man accused of raping a woman in a Surrey park will face a retrial.

Colin Ford, 58, of Fernhurst Road, Croydon, denied raping and sexually assaulting the woman in Whyteleafe Recreation Ground on Hillbury Road in May.

On 10 December, the jury at his trial failed to reach a verdict.

At a hearing at Guildford Crown Court, Judge Susan Matthews ordered he should be retried over the allegations in the new year.

He was bailed ahead of a trial at the court on 9 June.

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