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Man charged with attempted rape of woman in Bognor

News   •   Aug 09, 2019 15:10 BST

A man has appeared in court charged with sexually assaulting a woman in Bognor.

Sorin-Alexander Mandache, 23, a landscape gardener, of no fixed address, appeared in custody at Crawley Magistrates' Court on Friday (9 August) charged with the attempted rape of a 44-year-old woman in Hook Lane, Bognor Regis, shortly after 10pm on Thursday 1 August.

He did not enter a plea and was remanded in custody for a pre-trial hearing at Portsmouth Crown Court on 6 September.

The prosecution, authorised by the CPS, follows enquiries by detectives from the West Sussex Safeguarding Investigations Unit working with local Arun officers.

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