Londonderry: Rape and human trafficking charges against man withdrawn

Londonderry Magistrates' Court
Image caption Mr Gheorghe was appearing at Londonderry Magistrates Court

Rape and human trafficking charges against a 29-year-old man living in Londonderry have been withdrawn.

Florin Gheorghe, from Romania but living at Meadowbank Court, had also been charged with false imprisonment, assault and inciting prostitution.

On Friday, Londonderry Magistrates Court heard there had been a material change to the available evidence.

The judge ordered the charges to be withdrawn and Mr Gheorghe to be released.