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Trial of man accused of raping, assaulting and threatening to kill woman due to start

PUBLISHED: 06:30 04 November 2019 | UPDATED: 07:58 04 November 2019

Kirkland Deasley and Dawn Petros were jailed at Norwich Crown Court for attempting to pervert the course of justice      PICTURE: Jamie Honeywood

Kirkland Deasley and Dawn Petros were jailed at Norwich Crown Court for attempting to pervert the course of justice PICTURE: Jamie Honeywood

Jamie Honeywood Archant Norwich Norfolk

A man is today due to go on trial accused of a series of offences against a woman, including rape, assaults and making threats to kill her.

Nathan Atkins, 28, is accused of two counts of rape against the woman - who cannot be named for legal reasons - on February 15.

Atkins, of Ber Street, Norwich, is also accused of threatening to kill the woman on May 10.

He has also been charged with unlawful wounding, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, two counts of assault by beating and a further offence of controlling and coercive behaviour.

These offences are all said to have happened between 2017 and 2019.

On Thursday, September 12, Atkins appeared at Norwich Crown Court, denying all eight charges.

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