A 22-YEAR-OLD man has been charged with rape over allegations a woman was attacked in Burnley woodland.
Daniel Green, of Padiham Road, Burnley, appeared before Burnley Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday charged with rape.
The woman, in her early 20s, claimed she was sexually assaulted in Bluebell Woods behind the quiet cul-de-sac of Bluebell Grove in the early hours of Sunday.
Police sealed off an alleyway leading to the woodland and Crime Scene Investigators were brought in to search the area.
Detectives were initially treating the alleged incident as a serious sexual assault but Green was charged with rape on Monday. He is due to appear at Burnley Crown Court for trial on November 14th.