Northern Ireland

Lithuanian man faces rape and GBH charges

The man was brought from Vilnius to Northern Ireland on Thursday evening by the PSNI extradition unit
Image caption The man was brought from Vilnius to Northern Ireland on Thursday evening by the PSNI extradition unit

A 29-year-old man has been extradited from Lithuania to appear at Craigavon Magistrates Court on a number of sexual offence charges.

The man was brought from the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, by PSNI extradition officers on Thursday.

The charges, which include rape, sexual assault and grievous bodily harm with intent, date from 2011 in Lurgan.

A European arrest warrant for the man was issued in Northern Ireland.