Manchester

Man charged over rape of 'vulnerable' teenager in Hyde

Update 12 February 2016: In November 2014, William Lenihan was found not guilty at Manchester Crown Court.

A man has been charged with rape after a "vulnerable" 15-year-old girl was attacked in Greater Manchester, police have said.

The victim was walking along Mottram Road in Hyde on 26 July near a bridge that crosses the M67.

Police believe she came across a man who struck up a conversation and persuaded her to go back to his bedsit.

William Lenihan, 30, of Mottram Road, Hyde, will appear before Tameside Magistrates' Court later.

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