Northern Ireland

Man remanded on Belfast rape charge

A 26-year-old man has been remanded in custody charged with raping a woman and burglary, in Belfast.

Gary Thomas Baker is also accused of assaulting the alleged victim at an address in the east of the city.

All of the alleged offences, which Mr Baker, of Inverwood Gardens, denies, were committed at the weekend.

He faces charges of burglary with intent to cause damage, rape, and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

His solicitor told the city's magistrates' court he was not in a position to seek bail for his client at this stage.

District Judge Fiona Bagnall remanded Mr Baker in custody to appear again by video link on 12 December.