Man in court over 1979 Hornsea schoolgirl rape

A man has appeared in court charged with the rape of a 16-year-old girl in East Yorkshire more than 30 years ago.

Jamie Smith, 52, appeared before Beverley magistrates in connection with the attack in Hornsea Burton Road, Hornsea in September 1979.

He was arrested at his home in Sun Street, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, on Thursday by Humberside Police officers.

Mr Smith was remanded in custody. He will appear again on 8 July at Hull Crown Court.

The arrest followed a cold case review by Humberside Police's major incident team.

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