A 50-year-old man has been remanded in custody charged with raping a woman in Belfast.
Leslie Dawkins, of Hull, North Humberside, is accused of an alleged attack in the north of the city at the weekend.
A detective said he could connect him with the offence as he appeared before Belfast Magistrates Court.
A defence solicitor called for the investigation to progress as quickly as possible so his client could make an application for bail.
Dawkins was remanded in custody to appear again later this week.