Man from Ireland charged with Ely rape

Area around Ely Cathedral cordoned off. PHOTO: John Elworthy

Area around Ely Cathedral cordoned off. PHOTO: John Elworthy - Credit: Archant

A man from Ireland has been charged with the rape of a woman in the grounds of Ely Cathedral.

Police on guard outside Ely Cathedral following the alleged rape last month. Photo: John Elworthy

Police on guard outside Ely Cathedral following the alleged rape last month. Photo: John Elworthy - Credit: Archant

Kevin Forkan, 44, from Kiltimagh, County Mayo, Republic of Ireland, has been charged with rape in connection with the incident which happened in the early hours of Monday morning (August 6).

He has been remanded by the courts to appear at Cambridge Crown Court on September 5.

Forkan appeared at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court this morning (August 8).

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to report online at www.cambs.police.uk/report quoting incident 35/20314/18 or call police on 101.

Area around Ely Cathedral cordoned off as police investigate. PHOTO: John Elworthy

Area around Ely Cathedral cordoned off as police investigate. PHOTO: John Elworthy - Credit: Archant


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