An entertainer at an east Suffolk holiday park raped a woman after he had been drinking on a night out, it has been alleged.

Anthony Hughes-Hemmings got into bed with the woman in a lodge at the Broadland Sands holiday park in Corton, north of Lowestoft, and allegedly had sex with her despite her telling him to stop, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

Lori Tucker, prosecuting, said that prior to the alleged rape Hughes-Hemings had been on a night out in Great Yarmouth and had been “somewhat drunk”.

He and the alleged victim, who had only had one alcoholic drink, had shared a taxi back to the holiday park over the border in Suffolk.

Hughes-Hemmings had vomited before taking off his clothes and getting into bed with the woman, said Miss Tucker.

She claimed the 30-year-old had started kissing the back of the woman’s neck and when she told him to stop, he allegedly climbed on top of her and pinned her arms down before raping her.

Hughes-Hemmings, of Commodore Road, Lowestoft, has denied raping the woman in October 2019.

In a recorded police interview, the woman said she had been crying in pain during the alleged attack and had repeatedly told Hughes-Hemmings to stop.

She said that when she spoke to Hughes-Hemmings about the alleged rape the following day he couldn't remember the alleged attack.

The court heard that the woman did not report the alleged rape to the police until August 2020.

When Hughes-Hemmings was interviewed by police, he claimed he had consensual sex with the alleged victim.

Miss Tucker said that on an earlier occasion in 2019, Hughes-Hemmings had been taken to hospital after a night out and had been so drunk he could not remember what had happened during the evening.

The trial continues.