Northern Ireland

Man accused of rape refused bail

A man accused of burning and raping a woman at knifepoint appeared at Belfast High Court heard on Thursday.

Audrius Aukstuolis, 29, of Lambfield Meadows, Dungannon, denies charges of rape and threats to kill.

His lawyers sought bail on the basis that the alleged victim withdrew her statement.

His application was refused after the judge was told the prosecution intend to proceed with the case against him.