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Man charged after woman raped at Southampton shopping centre

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Image caption A woman was attacked at Westquay shopping centre at about 08:00 GMT on Saturday

A man has been charged after a woman was raped at a shopping centre.

A 21-year-old woman was attacked "within the perimeter" of Westquay shopping centre in Southampton at about 08:00 GMT on Saturday, police said.

Krystian Kwarta was charged with two counts of rape and one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

The 20-year-old, of Keyhaven Road, Milford-on-Sea, Hampshire, is set to appear at Southampton Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.

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