Hundon man on rape and causing miscarriage charges

A man who is alleged to have caused a woman to miscarry her unborn baby is due to in court today.

Paul Davey, of Lower Road, Hundon, is charged with procuring the miscarriage of a woman by poison or instrument.

It is claimed the 62-year-old used alcohol and a knitting needle to carry out the miscarriage in Sudbury in 2003.

Davey is also charged with seven counts of rape – including on a girl under 16 – indecent assault on a girl under 16 and sexual touching.

Davey gave no indication of a plea when he appeared at Bury St Edmunds Magistrates’ Court last Monday. He was released on conditional bail and is due to appear at Ipswich Crown Court today.