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Man charged after woman is raped

Published 28/09/2009

A man was tonight charged with rape and attempted murder following a sex attack on a woman in Co Tyrone.

The woman in her 20s was set upon and raped in the early hours of yesterday morning in Newtownstewart, said police.

She was walking home alone along the Old Castle Road when she was attacked and subjected to the sexual ordeal.

The suspect was arrested some time later.

Detectives investigating the attack appealed for anyone with any information which could help them, or who was in the area at the time of the attack, to contact police.

A police spokeswoman said the man was due to appear before Enniskillen Magistrates' Court in the morning.

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