Trial of man and woman charged with 131 offences including rape to start

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The trial of a man and woman charged with more than 100 offences - including multiple counts of historical drug and sexual assault offences - is due to begin today.

Northamptonshire Police said Nicholas Taylor, 47, of Northampton, had been charged with 96 counts, including supply of Class A drugs, rape and other sexual offences.

Joan Taylor, 43, also of Northampton, is facing 35 charges, including supply of Class A drugs, rape, other sexual offences and being in possession of indecent images.

The trial is due to be heard in front of Judge Nicholas Dean at Leicester Crown Court.