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Extradition hearing due for Ramsgate rape suspect arrested in southern Italy

PUBLISHED: 13:17 02 March 2017 | UPDATED: 13:17 02 March 2017

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It follows an incident last September

Police have worked together with their European counterparts to detain a man wanted in connection to a rape last year.

Rafiullah Hamidy had appeared on Kent Police’s most wanted, following the alleged incident in the Northwood Road area of Ramsgate on September 18 last year.

The 24-year-old was detained in Taranto, found in the Apulia region of southern Italy on Monday, February 27, after Kent Police secured a European Arrest Warrant.

He is now due to appear in Italian court for an extradition hearing.

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