Man denies raping woman in disabled toilet at Ipswich rail station

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A man accused of raping a Suffolk woman in a disabled toilet at Ipswich railway station allegedly told her: “You know you want it,” a court has heard.

Giving evidence from behind a screen at Ipswich Crown Court the woman, who lives in Lowestoft, said she had gone to the disabled toilet with David Watlow and her child, who was asleep in a pushchair.

She said she had let Watlow “have his own way” by having sex with her.

She said when he said to her: “You know you want it” she had not replied.

She said she “wasn’t comfortable” with what Watlow had done to her.

Watlow, 46, of Newcastle, denied raping the woman on January 6.

The woman subsequently made a complaint to police about what had allegedly happened and Watlow was arrested on February 6.

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After he was told he was being arrested on suspicion of rape, he allegedly said: “I haven’t got a clue what this is about.”

He denied having sex with the woman in the disabled toilet and accused the alleged victim of making up the allegations.

Cross-examined by Richard Potts, for Watlow, the woman denied a suggestion she had sex with Watlow on a train to Peterborough and not in the disabled toilet.

The trial continues today.