Man charged with rape and attempted murder of woman

A man has appeared in court charged with attempted murder, rape, burglary and arson with intent to endanger life after a woman was attacked in her home.

Ross David Parsons, 32, of no fixed address, was arrested on Sunday morning following an incident in Bristol during the early hours of Friday.

He was remanded in custody by Bristol Magistrates' Court and is due to appear at Bristol Crown Court on 12 October.

The woman, who has not been named, remains in hospital.

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