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Alleged Walthamstow rapist granted bail after trial delayed

A re-trial is scheduled for November this year
By Local Democracy Reporter Josh Mellor

Goodmayes Hospital in Redbridge (credit: Google Streetview)
Goodmayes Hospital in Redbridge (credit: Google Streetview)

The trial of a Walthamstow student nurse accused of raping two vulnerable patients at a mental health hospital has been called off due to Covid.

Ige Apata, 43, worked at Goodmayes Hospital in Redbridge last year and is alleged to have attacked two female in-patients in February and March.

His trial began at Snaresbrook Crown Court last week (23rd March) but, according to court staff, it was called off yesterday after a juror tested positive for Covid.

He has been granted bail ahead of a re-trial on 28th November this year.

Apata, of Higham Hill Road, denies two counts of rape and two counts of sexual assault.