Man who raped girl, 15, in Norwich woodland dies in prison

An inquest has opened into the death of convicted rapist Charlie March. Picture: Norfolk Constabular

An inquest has opened into the death of convicted rapist Charlie March. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary. - Credit: Archant

A man who raped a 15-year-old girl in Norwich died in prison, an inquest has heard.

Charlie March, 42, of Moorgate Road, Dereham, admitted raping the girl in a woodland area in West Earlham.

At a sentencing hearing at Norwich Crown Court in 2017, Judge Anthony Bate said he agreed with a report which showed March posed a “high risk of serious harm” to children.

March was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison and was put on the sex offenders’ register for life.

He died at Bure Prison on Sunday May 17.


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An inquest into March’s death was opened at Norfolk Coroner’s Court in Norwich on Monday June, 1.

Area coroner Yvonne Blake said the medical cause of death was hanging.

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The inquest has been adjourned until April 22 next year.

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