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Stowmarket/Norwich: Clive Howard, of Stowmarket, charged with Norwich car park rape

PUBLISHED: 20:40 31 May 2014 | UPDATED: 20:40 31 May 2014

Rape accused to appear in court on Monday

Rape accused to appear in court on Monday

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A Stowmarket man has been charged with rape, after a woman in her 20s was attacked close to a Norwich pub.

Police charged the man tonight, after the sexual assault in the St Helens Wharf car park, close to the Adam and Eve pub.

The woman was attacked between midnight and 12.30am on Friday morning.

The man who has been charged is Clive Howard, 56, of Bury Street in Stowmarket.

He will appear before Norwich Magistrates Court on Monday morning.

The car park near the Bishopgate pub was sealed off on Friday and the nearby River Wensum was searched as police investigated reports of the assault.

Police are still keen to hear from any witnesses, who should contact Detective Sergeant Chris Burgess on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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