Ride operator, 29, is accused of three rapes

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court
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A Blackpool man has made his first appearance at court accused of three offences of rape.

Daniel Langstreth is alleged to have raped a woman and her friend as they slept on couches at their home in Liverpool.

He is also said to have returned to the address and raped one of the women in her bedroom.

Langstreth, a ride operator at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, 29, of St Anthony’s Place, North Shore, is accused of raping the women, both aged in their 20s,
 between May 5 and 8 this year.

He is also charged with intimidating one of the victims and harassing the sister of one of the victims on Sunday, September 20 at Blackpool.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, asked for the case to go to crown court and opposed bail for Langstreth.

Defence lawyer, Steven Townley, applied for bail for his client and said Langstreth had indicated he would plead not guilty to the offences.

Langstreth was bailed to appear at Preston Crown on October 28 by Blackpool magistrates.

He must not contact named prosecution witnesses or enter a part of Blackpool or Liverpool as conditions of his bail.