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Detectives appeal for taxi driver as a potential witness in Wetheral rape investigation

[D]etectives investigating a rape are appealing for a taxi driver to make contact with them as a potential witness.

In the early hours of 30th July, police received a report of rape that had taken place at an address in Wetheral.

Police would like to speak to the driver of a dark-coloured minibus-style taxi which left the A69 at Warwick Bridge in the direction of the Co-op store at approximately 2am on Monday 30th July.

The driver is asked to contact police on 101 and ask to speak to an officer from the North Cumbria Crime and Safeguarding Team.

Paul Fuller, 36, from Greenhill, Brampton, appeared at North Cumbria Magistrates’ Court on 31st July, charged with rape, three counts of sexual assault and possession of an offensive weapon.

He denied the offences and was remanded. His next court appearance is scheduled for 28th August.

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