A man from Dover has been accused of raping a woman in Folkestone.

Police were called following a report of a rape at a property on rue Tontine around 3 p.m. last Friday.

A fake pistol was reportedly recovered by officers following a search of a nearby car.

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Richard Scaife, of Camden Crescent, Dover, has been charged with two counts of rape and possession of a firearm while committing an offense.

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He appeared in Folkestone Magistrates’ Court today (November 8) where he was remanded in custody.

The case will be heard at Canterbury Crown Court on Monday, December 6.

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