Man at court charged with raping elderly woman

A WOMBWELL man has been charged with the rape of an elderly woman thought to be in her eighties, at her home.

Anthony Robert Borrowdale, of Copeland Road, Wombwell appeared at Sheffield Crown Court on Monday with regard to the June 1 incident that took place in the early hours of the morning.

Borrowdale, 56, first appeared at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court on June 4 and was remanded in custody.

He will next appear at Sheffield Crown Court, to enter his plea, in September.

The alleged victim, who has not been named, is understood to have been treated at hospital then discharged.