Man charged with rape and kidnapping

Pic: Metropolitan Police

Pic: Metropolitan Police

A 39-year-old man from Lewisham has been charged with nine offences including rape while possessing a knife.

Blair Charles, of Gable Close, appeared in custody at Bromley Magistrates’ Court this Monday via video link.

He was arrested on October 17  following a police investigation into the rape of a woman in the Grove Park area.

The defendant was charged with kidnapping, two counts of rape, two counts of robbery, two counts of handling stolen goods, theft and possession of an offensive weapon.

Charles will remain in custody and is due to appear at Woolwich Crown Court on November 16.

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