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Jury retires to consider verdict

PUBLISHED: 10:22 29 August 2008 | UPDATED: 21:08 05 July 2010

The jury has retired to consider its verdict in the case of a man accused of putting a Lowestoft single mother through a horrific 16 hour sex attack.

Andrew Cole of Balantyne Drive, Colchester, has denied rape, assault by penetration, causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent, assault causing actual bodily harm and common assault.

The jury has retired to consider its verdict in the case of a man accused of putting a Lowestoft single mother through a horrific 16 hour sex attack.

Andrew Cole of Balantyne Drive, Colchester, has denied rape, assault by penetration, causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent, assault causing actual bodily harm and common assault.

The 27-year-old woman, from the Lowestoft area, who cannot be named for legal reasons, met the defendant through a telephone chat line and the couple had been talking for several months prior to the incident, which is alleged to have taken place at the woman's home in February this year.

The jury of seven men and five women, who are sitting at Ipswich Crown Court, failed to reach a verdict on Cole, 31, yesterday and will resume their deliberations this morning .


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