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Man charged with rape over attack on woman near West Yorkshire shopping centre

Man charged with rape over attack on woman near West Yorkshire shopping centre

A man has been charged with rape, grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of a blade after a sickening attack near a shopping centre in West Yorkshire.

Kevin Lemm was arrested after a woman was found with serious injuries in Carlton Street, near Carlton Lanes Shopping Centre in Castleford, at around 12.40am on Saturday, January 4.

Police were called to the scene following reports a woman had been raped and stabbed.

The 37-year-old, from Denton Terrace in Castleford, will appear at Le Magistrates Court today facing the charges as well as allegations of robbery and making threats to kill.

A police spokeswoman said: “Kevin Lemm, 37, of Denton Terrace, Castleford has been charged with rape, section 18 wounding (grievous bodily harm with intent), robbery, threats to kill and possession of a bladed article.

“He will appear at Le Magistrates Court today.”