Northern Ireland

Belfast man facing five charges of rape

A 21-year-old man has been charged with five counts of rape at Belfast Magistrates' Court.

Matthew Leckey, of Cairndale, Forthriver Drive, Belfast, is also accused of a sexual act with a girl aged under 16.

All of the offences are alleged to have happened in north Belfast between 7 and 9 December.

Mr Leckey did not seek bail during the court appearance and was remanded in custody.

He will re-appear by videolink later this week.