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Jury sworn in for trial of man accused of multiple rapes and robberies in Norwich crime spree

PUBLISHED: 15:41 02 January 2018 | UPDATED: 15:41 02 January 2018

Norwich Crown Court. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich Crown Court. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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A jury has been sworn in to try a man accused of multiple rapes and robberies in a city centre crime spree.

Jake Killick, 23, is to stand trial at Norwich Crown Court having pleaded not guilty to a series of offences in Norwich on March 30 last year.

They include six counts of rape, three of robbery, one of assault by penetration, one of false imprisonment and one of committing an offence with intent to commit a sexual offence.

Killick, currently of HMP Whitemoor, has also denied two other charges - rape and breaching a restraining order - both on January 5 last year.

The defendant, who wore a green jacket, appeared in court on Tuesday (January 2) for the start of his trial.

A jury of seven men and five women were sworn in on Tuesday afternoon (January 2).

They were warned by Judge Stephen Holt to try the case only on the evidence put before them in court.

Judge Holt sent the jury home and told them to return at 11am on Wednesday (January 3) when the trial, which is expected to last four weeks, will start.

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