A man has appeared in court charged with attempting to rape a woman in Newmarket.

Mohammed Jakir Hussain, 27, of Bahram Close, Newmarket, did not enter a plea at Bury St Edmunds Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

The charge relates to an alleged incident in an alley off High Street in the early hours of Monday.

Magistrates sent the case to Crown court and remanded Hussain in custody.

He will appear at Ipswich Crown Court on September 6 for a preliminary hearing.