Epsom Pizza Hut rape and stabbing suspect charged

Pizza Hut, Waterloo Road Image copyright Google
Image caption The teenager was dragged out of Pizza Hut in Waterloo Road, Epsom

A man has been accused of a series of offences including rape and kidnap after a teenage girl was dragged out of a Pizza Hut and stabbed.

Costica Voedes was arrested following the attack on the 17-year-old in Epsom, Surrey, at about 22:30 BST on Friday.

Mr Voedes, 32, of High Street, Epsom, was remanded in custody and is due before magistrates on Monday.

The girl was stabbed in the abdomen and her condition is serious but not life-threatening, Surrey Police said.

Mr Voedes is accused of two counts of wounding with intent, two counts of rape, kidnap, false imprisonment, possession of an offensive weapon, affray and common assault.

He is due to appear at South East Surrey Magistrates' Court on Monday.

The victim is being treated at St George's Hospital in Tooting.

A Pizza Hut staff member, who tried to help her, suffered injuries to his arm which are not believed to be serious.

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