Craig Charles on rape charge

Craig Charles, 29, the actor and comedian, of Kennington, south London, was charged with raping a 38-year- old woman at her flat in south London on Friday, police said yesterday.

Mr Charles, who stars in the BBC Red Dwarf series, is jointly charged with John David Peploe, 36, a company director of Camberwell Green, south London. They are to appear before magistrates today. Police were seeking a third man in connection with the alleged incident.