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Man facing rape case charges is given bail

By Alan Erwin

A woman was allegedly raped in a car as a second man rocked it from the outside, the High Court has heard.

She was trapped and sexually assaulted after losing her friend during a night out in Newry, according to prosecutors.

Judge Mr Justice Weatherup was told the 24-year-old was then dragged out and left on the road.

Details emerged as bail was granted to a man accused of being at the scene of the alleged attack.

Brendan Treanor (23) denies charges of aiding and abetting rape, false imprisonment and robbery. Treanor, with an address at Dowdallshill, Dundalk, was granted bail to live with his girlfriend in Mowhan, Co Armagh.

Robert Blackburn, prosecuting, said the woman was at a takeaway on December 10 last year when two men pulled up in a car and offered her a lift.

It was claimed the car stopped at another location before the driver climbed into the rear and raped her. “During the rape the passenger rocked the vehicle from the outside,” the barrister said.

The defence claim the sex was consensual.

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