Colin Andrews retired Humberside Police detective in court over rape

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Image caption Mr Andrews is a former senior detective with Humberside Police

A retired senior detective has appeared in court accused of raping a woman.

Colin Andrews, of Brough, East Yorkshire, a former detective chief superintendent with Humberside Police, was at Manchester Magistrates' Court.

He was accused of raping the woman in December 2003 and also faces charges of stalking, common assault and harassment.

No pleas were entered and Mr Andrews, 57, was bailed to appear at Manchester Crown Court on 7 March.

He was responsible for a number of high-profile investigations for Humberside Police, including the death of Army cadet Stephen Hilder in a sky-diving incident in 2003.

After his retirement, he continued working for the force in a civilian role.

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