Bedford man charged in connection with rape dating back nearly 20 years

A man has been charged in connection with a rape that took place in Bedford almost 20 years ago.

Thursday, 29th March 2018, 12:41 pm
Updated Thursday, 29th March 2018, 12:45 pm
File photo dated 16/4/2008 of the famous statue of "Lady Justice" by the British sculptor, Frederick William Pomeroy, which stands on the dome of the Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey. Children giving evidence in court in sexual abuse cases need to be given more support, with many suffering from stress ahead of a trial, the NSPCC has said. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday October 5, 2013. The children's charity warned some cases are collapsing because not enough is done to help vulnerable witnesses, the BBC reported. See PA story CRIME Children. Photo credit should read: Ian Nicholson/PA Wire SUS-170112-120259001
File photo dated 16/4/2008 of the famous statue of "Lady Justice" by the British sculptor, Frederick William Pomeroy, which stands on the dome of the Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey. Children giving evidence in court in sexual abuse cases need to be given more support, with many suffering from stress ahead of a trial, the NSPCC has said. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday October 5, 2013. The children's charity warned some cases are collapsing because not enough is done to help vulnerable witnesses, the BBC reported. See PA story CRIME Children. Photo credit should read: Ian Nicholson/PA Wire SUS-170112-120259001

Donald Kargbo-Reffell, 49, of Princess Street, Clapham, appeared at Luton Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, charged with the rape of a woman in Bromham Road, Bromham, on the evening of Tuesday, June 1 1999.

He has been bailed by the court pending a further court appearance on April 30.

The Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit re-opened the investigation as part of a cold case review.

Anyone with any information about the investigation is asked to call the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.