Court date set for Wigan man accused of rape

A man accused of raping a teenager has had his case sent to the crown court.


Shaun Furlong, 33, formerly of Bickershaw and now of Hampton Road, Heysham, is charged with raping a 15-year-old girl on December 28.

He will appear at Bolton Crown Court next month

He will appear at Bolton Crown Court next month

He appeared at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates’ Court yesterday, but due to the seriousness of the allegation, the case could only be dealt with by a judge in the higher court.

The bench sent the case to Bolton Crown Court, where Furlong will appear on Wednesday, August 21.

He was remanded on unconditional bail until then.