A man has appeared at Oxford Crown Court to deny raping a woman in Banbury.

Adrian Shorter, 33, of Bear’s Hedge, Iffley, Oxford, entered a not guilty plea to one count of rape on Monday.

He is alleged to have committed the crime on February 24 this year.

His trial is scheduled to begin on November 4 and is expected to last two to three days. He was released on conditional bail.