Man accused of Wigan town centre rape

A Wigan hotel resident has been accused of rape.
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Ablolom Okbazge, 26, of the Britannia Hotel, Almond Brook Road, Standish, appeared before borough justices charged with the serious sexual assault of a woman on Saturday December 18 in Wigan town centre.

Because of the seriousness of the allegation, the case was immediately sent to be heard by a Bolton Crown Court judge and Okbazge, who has yet to enter a plea, was remanded in custody until that first appearance on January 24.

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