By Ayodele Olubuse
A groom has been charged with four rapes that were allegedly carried out on his wedding day.
Derry Flynn McCann, 28, will appear at Snaresbrook Crown Court in Redbridge, London, next month facing the charges along with another of robbery.
He was arrested following an attack on a 24-year-old woman in Victoria Park, Hackney, on Friday, January 13.
It is understood the woman was dragged into the bushes and raped after her assailant grabbed her and demanded money.
Detectives from the Met Police confirmed he had been charged and appeared at Thames Magistrates’ Court last Friday.
According to The Sun, the alleged offences took place on the same day as his wedding, which was held at The Vestry in Bromley-by-Bow, East London.
The paper said his ‘heavily pregnant’ wife declined to comment.
It is understood McCann has not entered a plea and has been remanded in custody until his next court appearance on February 16.
The police appeal following the attack said officers were looking for a white man, aged around 30, who was 5ft 8ins tall and had a ‘London accent’.
He was dressed in a grey, hooded top, a black body warmer, blue jeans and grey trainers.