Man charged with attempted murder and rape of woman in Derbyshire town

A man has been charged with the attempted murder and rape of a woman in a Derbyshire town.

Thursday, 19th April 2018, 11:27 am
Updated Thursday, 19th April 2018, 11:31 am
He is due to appear in court today.
He is due to appear in court today.

Anthony Dealey, 42, of Erewash Square, Ilkeston, was arrested on Tuesday and was charged on Wednesday with attempted murder, rape, robbery and sexual assault.

The charges are all related to the incident that took place on Queens Avenue in Ilkeston in the early hours of November 26, 2017 where a woman was strangled and raped.

He will appear at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates Court today (Thursday).

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Police have now released a video thanking the public for their help in connection with the investigation.

Superintendent Tracy Harrison said: "I would personally like to thank the public for their help and support during this investigation. They have worked with our officers in the community and provided information that has led to a man being charged for this horrendous offence.

“I would also like to praise the victim, it has been a long four and a half months but she has worked with our officers and shown her bravery.”