Court remands Plymouth New Year rape accused in custody

Michel Andrade de Souza arriving at Plymouth Magistrates' court
Image caption Michel Andrade de Souza spoke through an interpreter to confirm his name and address

A man has appeared in court charged with raping a woman on New Year's Day in Devon.

The woman was attacked in College Lane in the Mutley Plain area of Plymouth.

Twenty-three-year-old Michel Andrade de Souza, who lives in the Greenbank area of the city, is accused of three rape offences, attempted rape and robbery.

Plymouth Magistrates' Court remanded Mr de Souza in custody. He is due to appear at Plymouth Crown Court on 31 January.

Speaking through an interpreter, Mr de Souza confirmed his name and address. There was no application for bail.

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