Delay in case of man accused of rape on Exeter's Cathedral Green
The case of a man who is accused of raping a woman on Cathedral Green in Exeter has been adjourned to he can be helped by a Italian interpreter.
Manuel Riscu, aged 42, had been due to appear at Exeter Crown Court accused of rape but the case was put off for two weeks because no Italian interpreter was present.
Mr Lee Bremridge, defending, said the language difficulties meant he had been unable to take any instructions from his client or hold any meaningful discussion.
Recorder Mr Andrew Maitland adjourned the case for two weeks and remanded Riscu in custody.