Woman denies making up rape allegation

Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: GREGG BROWN

A woman who claims she was raped by a Bury St Edmunds man seven years ago has denied making up the allegation.

Giving evidence at Ipswich Crown Court during the trial of 31-year-old Steven Hackman the woman denied a suggestion by his barrister Joanne Eley that she was lying about the attack.

Hackman, of Bright Close, Bury St Edmunds, has denied one offence of rape dating back to 2010.

David Wilson, prosecuting, alleged that Hackman had forced the woman to have sex against her will.

He claimed that some time after the alleged attack Hackman had allegedly admitted raping her in a text message.

The court heard that after the woman contacted the police last year officers recorded an interview with her in which she gave details about the alleged rape.

After his arrest Hackman answered no comment to questions put to him by police officers about the rape allegation.

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Addressing the jury Mr Wilson said:”The issue for you to decide is did such an incident occur?”

The trial continues