A MAN has appeared in court charged with the rape of a woman in Barnsley.

Police were called to an address in the Huddersfield Road area of the town at about 4am on March 8 where a 20-year-old woman had been the victim of a serious sexual assault.

Matthew David Jones, 30, of Manor Street, Carlton, has been charged with two counts of rape, two counts of sexual assault and one count of false imprisonment.

He appeared at Barnsley Magistrates' Court on Friday where he was remanded into custody until his next court appearance on March 28 at Sheffield Crown Court.