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Man in court charged with the rape of a teenager in the Easton area of Bristol

Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

A 28-year-old man has been charged with the rape of a teenager in Bristol on Thursday 9 January.

Michael Murray, of no fixed abode, is due before Bristol Magistrates' court today (24 January).

As well as the charge of rape he faces a charge of 'causing a female to engage in sexual activity without consent'.

It relates to an attack on a woman after she got off the No 24 bus from Stapleton Road on January 9.

Police say the victim has been notified and is receiving continued support.

If you’ve been a victim of sexual abuse, recent or non-recent, you don’t have to speak to the police. You can self-refer to The Bridge, a Sexual Assault Referral Centre available 24/7 365 days a year. Visit their website at thebridgecanhelp.org.uk or call 0117 342 6999.

You can also visit thisisnotanexcuse.org for details of charities and organisations who are experts in supporting victims of sexual offences.