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Man charged with rape after incident in alleyway near schools in Nottingham

Detectives have charged a man with rape following a serious sexual assault on a girl.

The incident took place in an alleyway between Park Vale Academy and Rise Park Primary School, in Rise Park, at around 8 pm on Sunday 29 January 2023.

A suspect was arrested in the Top Valley area on Tuesday night (31 January 2023).

Shane Nash, of Boniface Gardens, Bestwood, has now been charged with one count of rape.

The 39-year-old has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court today (2 January).

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Detective Inspector Craig Hall, of Nottinghamshire Police, said:

“The victim and her family have been informed of this significant development and continue to be supported by specially-trained officers.

“Although we have charged a suspect, our investigation into this serious crime continues and I would ask anyone with information who is yet to come forward to please do so now.”

Anyone with information that may assist police with their ongoing inquiries is asked to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 657 of 29 January 2023, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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