Northern Ireland

Man accused of raping teenage girl is refused bail

Bishop Street Court House
Image caption Adam Titheridge was refused bail at Londonderry Magistrates' Court

A 19-year-old man charged with raping a 15-year-old girl in the grounds of Foyle and Londonderry College has been refused bail.

Adam Titheridge of Glenside Gardens in Derry, denied raping and assaulting the girl on 8 July this year.

He has been in custody for the last five months.

A police officer told Londonderry Magistrates' Court how the girl had waved down traffic after the attack.

She said the victim was found in a highly distressed state.

The officer said she also opposed a bail address in London given by the applicant as his mother's address.

The court was told that the address was close to five schools and an 18-year-old girl lived at the house.

The applicant was refused bail and remanded in custody until the 12 January.