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Man remanded in custody over rape of girl in Wigan

A man has appeared in court charged with raping a 13-year-old girl who was attacked on her way to school in Greater Manchester.

Paul Fenner, 26, from Astley, Wigan, was accused of attacking the teenager in Wigan on Tuesday morning.

He was remanded in custody by Wigan magistrates, to appear at Liverpool Crown Court on 5 July.

The teenager, who was left "distraught" by her ordeal, was attacked between 07:30 and 08:30 BST, police said.

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