The jury has failed to reach a verdict in the trial of a Croydon man accused of raping a woman he met in a Purley pub. Colin Ford, 58, of Fernhurst Road, had pleaded not guilty at Guildford Crown Court to two charges of rape. The woman, who is in her 20s, said she was attacked at Whyteleafe Recreation Ground, in Hillbury Road, Whyteleafe, on May 18. A hearing will be held on December 16 to decide if Mr Ford should face a retrial.
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