Northern Ireland

Man in court charged with raping woman in Belfast city centre

A 37-year-old man has appeared in court charged with raping a woman in Belfast city centre.

Pondai Bamu, from Marlborough Avenue in the city, allegedly attacked the woman in Rosemary Street on 24 September.

He faces charges of rape and sexual assault.

An application for bail was refused at Belfast Magistrates Court over fears he could flee or re-offend. Mr Bamu was remanded into custody.

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