Operation Formation: Man charged with Fareham rape
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Officers investigating a rape in Fareham have charged a man.
It was reported to police that at some time between 1.20am and 2.05am on Saturday 19 March, a 22 year-old woman was raped on the footbridge that crosses over Western Way, close to Fareham train station, by a man she did not know.
Following enquiries, John Sommerville Taylor Horne, aged 39, of Broadacre Place in Fareham, has been charged with rape and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
He was remanded in custody to appear at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (Saturday 2 April).
We appreciate that this case has been concerning to the local community, and we want to thank the public and local businesses for the patience and support they have shown to this investigation.