Man brought from London to Derry to face rape charge

A man charged with raping a schoolgirl in the grounds of Foyle College in Derry last year was back in court today.

20 year old Adam Titheridge with an address at from Willow Walk in London, is charged with causing the girl grievous bodily harm and carrying out an aggravated assault on her the July 8th last year.

When initially charged, the defendant was released on high court bail, but then failed to turn up for his preliminary inquiry on April 20th.

The court heard that the defendant came to the attention of the Metropolitan police in London last Thursday, with a PSNI detective telling the court today that after the PSNI was contacted, he flew to London at the weekend and executed an arrest warrant at Gatwick Airport.

There was no bail application, and Titheridge was remanded in custody until the sixth of next month.