Man charged with 1987 Christmas Day rape

A man has been charged with raping a woman 23 years ago on Christmas Day in south-east London.

Antoni Imiela, 56, is charged with rape and indecent assault on the 29-year-old in Sydenham in 1987.

Mr Imiela appeared at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court via a video-link from Wakefield Prison, Yorkshire.

He was remanded in custody until 7 January 2011 when he is due to appear before Southwark Crown Court.

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