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Man charged with Linwood rape

Ella Stokes
Alice Webb-Liddall

A man has been charged with the rape of a 15-year old girl in Linwood.

The 22-year-old is accused of the rape of the young girl on March 5.

The rape was reported to police when the victim was found by a member of the public. 

Detective Senior Sergeant Scott Anderson said limited details were available, and the matter was now before the courts.

The accused will appear in court today.