A MACHYNLLETH man has appeared in court charged with rape.

Matthew Edwards, of Flat 2, 18 Paris House, Penrallt Street, appeared before Haverfordwest Magistrates’ Court on 17 July.

The 42-year-old is charged with the rape of a woman in Machynlleth on 27 June as well as a charge of trespassing with intent to commit a sexual offence.

Edwards is next due to appear at Swansea Crown Court for a plea and trial preparation hearing on 7 August.

He was remanded in custody until that date.