Sussex

Man charged with 1987 rape of Eastbourne woman

A man has been charged with raping an Eastbourne woman in the town more than 24 years ago following a case review.

Graham David Wood was arrested at his home in Rushden, Northamptonshire, in July after forensic and other evidence was re-examined by Sussex detectives.

The 47-year-old was charged by Brighton police when he answered his bail and was remanded in custody by magistrates.

He is accused of raping the woman, then aged 20, in an alley near the town centre on 2 April 1987.

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