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Man appears in court over woman's rape 30 years ago

A man has appeared in court charged with the rape of a woman 30 years ago. Credit: PA

A man has appeared in court charged with the rape of a woman 30 years ago.

John Bainbridge, 54, from Burton-on-Trent is accused of carrying out the attack on Vernon Road in Basford in Nottingham in May 1986.

Today at Nottingham Magistrates Court Mr Bainbridge confirmed his name, address and date of birth before being remanded in custody to appear at Nottingham Crown Court on 4th July.


Chris Leslie MP: Jo Cox 'was the best of MPs'

Labour MP for Nottingham East, Chris Leslie Credit: PA

The Labour MP for Nottingham East, Chris Leslie, has released the following statement after the death of his colleague Jo Cox.

The brutal murder of my fellow MP and friend Jo Cox has left Westminster and many communities across the country in shock. Jo was going about her normal constituency duties and killed in circumstances we never expect to see in this country. She was the best of MPs, a fearless campaigner but also a genuinely caring person, the very nicest you could ever hope to know.

The House of Commons will assemble tomorrow to pay tribute to Jo and across all political parties we will come together to give thanks for the privilege of knowing her and to reinforce our democratic values, which Jo represented so ably. Everyone who knew Jo is devastated by these events but my thoughts are now with her husband Brendan and her two children who have been so cruelly robbed of their mother.

– Chris Leslie MP
Labour MP Jo Cox Credit: PA
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