A MAN is to go on trial for rape in connection with an attack on a woman in Andover last year.

Ilie Cimpoesu, of Walled Meadow, Andover, is accused of two counts of rape and one of assault by penetration.

The 20-year-old appeared at Winchester Crown Court on Monday when a trial date was set.

The incident happened shortly before 5am on Saturday, October 27 - police officers were called to the London Road area following a report that a 35-year-old woman had been raped.

On Monday, Judge Keith Cutler set a date for the trial, which will be held at Salisbury Crown Court, beginning on April 29.

Mr Cimpoesu was remanded back into custody following the hearing.