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Homeless woman raped while sleeping rough in Oxford

A homeless woman was raped while she was sleeping rough on an Oxford city centre street.

The victim reported to police that she had been attacked in Luther Street, near to the city's homeless shelter, in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

A 43-year-old man, of no fixed abode, was arrested and later charged in connection with the rape, a Thames Valley Police spokeswoman said.

He is due to appear before Oxford Magistrates' Court.

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