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Carlisle man denies rape and bleach attack

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A man has denied raping a woman and spraying bleach in her face.Paul James Edward Beattie is on trial at Carlisle Crown Court accused of two counts of rape and assault.The 51-year-old of Howard Place in the city also denies administering poison or noxious substance by “force-feeding” a prescription drug.The jury heard a transcript of his police interview in which he denied the offences alleged to have taken place in June.Upon being told he had been arrested in suspicion of rape, he replied: “That’s rubbish.”Asked whether he sprayed the woman with bleach, he said: “Rubbish. That’s rubbish, I wouldn’t do that.”The trial continues.
Source: BBC Cumbria