Man charged in Aintree rape investigation

A man has been charged with raping a woman who said she was sexually assaulted after being picked up by a taxi in Liverpool city centre.

The 36-year-old man, from Railbrook Hey, Old Swan, was charged with two counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.

Police said the woman had been picked up in a taxi along with three females.

The attack is alleged to have taken place in the Aintree area in the early hours of 9 October.

The man is due to appear at Sefton Adult Remand Court later.

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