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Brighton attempted rape suspect appears in court

News   •   Jun 19, 2019 16:21 BST

A man charged with attempted rape and false imprisonment following an incident in Brighton’s Royal Pavilion Gardens has been further remanded in custody.

Andrew Ford, 23, a labourer, of Bramble Way, Brighton, is accused of committing the offences in the early hours of Saturday 8 June.

He was arrested on Saturday 15 June and remanded in custody to appear before Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 19 June.

He has since been further remanded ahead of a pre-trial preparation hearing at Lewes Crown Court on 17 July.

Detectives are continuing to investigate, and anyone with any information which could assist in the investigation is encouraged to report it online or call 101, quoting Operation Cobalt.

Author: Sam Satchell
Ref: SXP54886/2019