Kettering man on rape charge

Brian Hutcheon, who's 26 and from Highfield Road in Kettering, faced magistrates in Wellingborough this morning.

He's alleged to have dragged a 12 year old girl into some bushes on Thursday evening near the village of Geddington and attacked her.  He appeared in the dock today wearing a blue polo shirt and spoke to confirm his name, address and date of birth.

Hutcheon is also accused of sexual touching, common assault and assaulting a police officer. At this stage no plea was formally entered.

An application for bail was refused by magistrates and Hutcheon was remanded in custody to appear before Northampton Crown Court later this month.