Cambridgeshire

Man charged with raping woman in Ely Cathedral grounds

Ely Cathedral
Image caption The attack happened in the early hours of Monday morning in the grounds of Ely Cathedral

A man has been charged with raping a woman in the grounds of Ely Cathedral in Cambridgeshire.

The assault happened in the early hours of Monday morning.

Kevin Forkan, 44, from Kiltimagh, County Mayo in the Republic of Ireland, has been charged with rape and appeared before magistrates in Peterborough on Wednesday morning.

He was remanded in custody and is expected to enter a plea at Cambridge Crown Court on 5 September.

Cambridgeshire Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the assault to contact them.

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