A man has been charged with the Main Building rape

He intends to plead not guilty

Remus Hamza has appeared in court charged with the rape of a young woman outside the university’s Main Building.

The 40-year-old man is accused of sexually assaulting a 20-year-old woman.

He was arrested for suspicion on the attack of September 20th outside the Main Building.

His defence said he intends to plead not guilty.

The attack took place during Freshers’ week, in the early hours of a Sunday morning and was the first in a series of attacks.

Prosecutor Michael Jones told Cardiff Crown Court: “My understanding is that the defendant will maintain a not guilty plea.”

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The defence Barrister David Pinnell, also stated the intention for his client, Ramus Hamza, to plead not guilty.

Hamza has said little publicly, only providing confirmation of his name during the brief hearing.

He has been remanded in custody since Saturday 26th September ahead of a plea and case management hearing in December.

A trial date is set for February 2016.