A 56 year-old man appeared at Derry Magistrates Court this morning charged with raping his partner who was described as a 'vulnerable person'.

The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is accused of raping the woman twice between September 4 and 5, 2013.

A police officer said he could connect the accused to the charges.

The man was released on bail and warned to have no contact with the injured party of any witnesses.

He will appear back before the court again on June 12.

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