Man accused of attempting to rape woman on bus in Pontefract

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A man has appeared in court accused of trying to rape a 19-year-old woman on a night bus in Pontefract.

Ryan Whiteman, 22, of no fixed address, is alleged to have carried out the attack on Wednesday, October 8.

He is also accused of making threats to kill the woman and indecently assaulting her.

Whiteman appeared at Leeds Magistrates’ Court on Saturday and was remanded in custody.

He will next appear at Leeds Crown Court on October 24.