Northern Ireland

Derry man faces court on rape charges

A 38-year-old man has appeared before Londonderry Magistrates' Court charged with raping a woman in the city last year.

Because of the relationship between the defendant and the woman, a district judge has ruled that neither could be named.

The man is accused of raping the woman on 21 October.

He made no reply to the charge and was released on his own bail of £750.

He will appear before the Crown Court on 20 December for his arraignment.

As part of his bail conditions, he was ordered not to have any contact with the complainant or any other witnesses in the case.