Barry Downes charged with rape

A man has been charged after a woman was raped in Rochdale.

Barry Downes of Durham Street, Rochdale was charged with rape and due before Bury Magistrates on Monday 13 January 2014.

At about 10.25pm on Saturday 4 January 2014 a 32-year-old woman was attacked on Lincoln Close.

Downes was also charged with attempted rape and false imprisonment.

In October 2013, there was an attempted rape on a 22-year-old woman on Oldham Road.

In December 2013, a 28-year-old was falsely imprisoned at a house on Durham Street.