Jury retires in soldier rape trial


A jury has retired to consider its verdict in the case of an Irish army soldier on trial for rape at Londonderry Crown Court.

Stephen Healy, 30, from Meenan Drive, Derry, denies raping a 30-year-old woman last year.

The soldier also denies sexually assaulting the woman by digital penetration.

The offences are alleged to have happened in the woman's home after the two had been out drinking.