Worksop: Teen rape suspect to enter plea in July

In Court
In Court

A 17-year-old boy charged with the rape and assault of a female jogger in Worksop has appeared in court.

The youth, who can not be named for legal reasons, appeared for the first time at Nottingham Crown Court yesterday (Tuesday 22nd April).

He was arrested on Thursday 3rd April - two days after the alleged attack on 1st April at Eddison Park Avenue, Gateford.

Two earlier hearings at Nottingham and then Mansfield magistrates’ courts directed that the case must be heard through the crown court.

The defendant is said to be of no fixed address, but has links to the Tickhill area.

After yesterday’s hearing he was remanded into a youth detention facility until 9th July when he is expected to enter his plea to the charges.