Accused denies rape charges
A 33-year-old labourer who is originally from Co Clare is to stand trial in Londonderry charged with raping a woman in the city last year.
Patrick McNamara, whose address was given as no fixed abode in Strabane, Co Tyrone, denied three charges of raping the woman when he was arraigned at the crown court in Derry yesterday.
The defendant also denied charges of false imprisonment, indecent assault, attempted rape and assault. The alleged offence happened on September 9 last year.