Helpful would-be rapist in dock

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Polokwane - A man accused of attempted rape, robbery, and perjury appeared in the Groblersdal Magistrate's Court on Thursday, Limpopo police said.

The matter was postponed for a formal bail application, said Constable Lethunya Mmuroa.

The 21-year-old man is due to appear in the Marble Hall Magistrate's Court on August 5.

He was arrested on Tuesday night after he allegedly attempted to rape a woman who in turn bit his lips.

The man had offered to help a 21-year-old woman catch a taxi to Madikoti from Marble Hall on Tuesday night. The two started walking and the man suggested the woman accompany him to his house.

“She refused his suggestions and the man became very much aggressive,” said Mmuroa at the time.

He allegedly grabbed her, took her into bushes alongside the road and forcibly kissed her. The woman overpowered him and bit his mouth.

“The man was badly bitten on his top and bottom lip,” said Mmuroa.

He then ran to the police station where he reported that he had been robbed and stabbed.

Police took him to the Matlala Hospital for treatment.

The woman meanwhile reported the incident to Marble Hall police and gave them a description of the man and his injuries.

The man was then arrested at the Matlala Hospital.

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