Boy accused of mother rape in court

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A boy accused of raping his own mother in Blackpool has made his first appearance at crown court.

The 14-year-old, who cannot be named, had his case adjourned to May 19 for a plea and case management hearing.

A proposed trial date has been fixed for October 27th, with a hearing due to last three days.

The boy was allowed to sit behind his barrister, in the main body of the court room, during the ten minute preliminary hearing at Preston Crown Court.

Judge Anthony Russell QC renewed his bail with conditions which include he should live where directed and not contact prosecution witnesses directly or indirectly.