Northern Ireland

Elderly Newtownards 'rape victim' dies at home

A Newtownards pensioner who was the victim of an alleged rape in March has died.

It is understood the woman, who was in her late 70s, passed away at her home in the town in the early hours of Friday morning.

In June of this year, a 15-year-old boy appeared in court charged with raping the woman at Upper Greenwell Street.

Police have said they "are aware of her sudden death and are not treating it as suspicious".