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UPDATED: Bedworth man charged with rape and making threats to kill

Matthew Whitehall, aged 24, of Smorrall Lane, Bedworth, has been charged with rape, making threats to kill and possession of a knife in a public place.

The alleged offences occurred at a property in Bedworth on Friday (19 January) night.

Whitehall was arrested on Sunday following an armed policing operation in the town.

Whitehall was also charged with assault and criminal damage following an incident in Nuneaton on 25 December 2017.

Whitehall will appear at Warwickshire Magistrates Court today (Tuesday 23 January).


UPDATE: 24/01/2018, 11:06: Whitehall appeared at Warwickshire Magistrates Court and was remanded in custody to appear at Warwickshire Crown Court on 22 February 2018.


Posted by Sam Cook, Operational Communications Officer

Published 24/01/18