Southsea rape accused, 31, appears at Portsmouth Crown Court ahead of trial

A MAN accused of raping a teenager in Southsea has appeared in court.

Wednesday, 21st October 2020, 10:21 am

Muhib Uddin, 31, of Newcomen Road in Stamshaw, Portsmouth, was due to enter a plea at Portsmouth Crown Court on Tuesday.

He is accused of raping a 19-year-old woman on August 29 in an alleyway off Clarendon Road.

No interpreter was present in court.

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Judge William Ashworth adjourned the case to November 10.

The case was previously adjourned on October 5 to October 20 as no interpreter attended.

No plea was entered at the hearing yesterday.

Portsmouth Crown Court. Picture: César Moreno Huerta

Judge Ashworth remanded Uddin to prison at HMP Winchester ahead of the hearing next month.

A new trial date was set for February 1, having initially been set for May. The trial is set to last four days.

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