Colchester man denies rape at University of Essex student halls

Leon Woods has been jailed for 20 months at Ipswich Crown Court Picture: ARCHANT

Leon Woods has been jailed for 20 months at Ipswich Crown Court Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: ARCHANT

A Colchester man has denied raping a woman in her 20s at Essex University’s student halls.

Sultan Mohammed entered a not guilty plea to the charge at Ipswich Crown Court on Monday.

The 24-year-old, of Almond Way, Colchester, appeared on remand via video link from Chelmsford prison.

He spoke only to confirm his name, age, nationality as Ghanaian, and to deny raping a woman last month.

The charge relates to an alleged sex attack by an intruder at the Meadows student halls, in Annan Road, at about 6am on October 3.


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Mohammed was arrested on Friday, October 5 and charged with rape.

A five-day trial has been listed to begin on April 8, 2019, at Ipswich Crown Court.

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The prosecution will be expected to serve the defence with a draft case by March 11. The defence then has two weeks to respond.

The woman who reported being raped received support from specialist officers.

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