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Health trust sued for refusing to shelter rape suspect

By Staff Reporter

Published 17/11/2016

'A High Court judge previously said he would consider bail if proper accommodation could be found'
'A High Court judge previously said he would consider bail if proper accommodation could be found'

Legal action is being taken against a health trust for failing to provide appropriate accommodation for a man charged with rape.

James Wright (23), of Derrylee Road, Dungannon, is accused of raping the woman in Peatlands Park on April 27.

Wright has a low IQ, and his lawyer has argued prison is not the proper environment.

A High Court judge previously said he would consider bail if proper accommodation could be found.

But the trust involved is refusing to provide it, as it believes there is potential danger for other vulnerable people.

At Dungannon Magistrates Court yesterday Wright's lawyer said legal action is being taken against the trust for refusing to provide the accommodation for his client to be released into.

The case has been adjourned until next month.

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