A former speedway world champion, facing rape charges, has had his case sent to crown court.
Michael Lee, of Freckenham Road, Worlington, appeared before magistrates in Bury St Edmunds on Monday charged with two counts of rape, two counts of sexual assault and one of assault causing actual bodily harm.
The charges relate to alleged incidents involving two women between January 1 2008, and December 28, 2012. Lee, 54, who gave no indication of plea, was bailed to Ipswich Crown Court on condition that he did not contact the alleged victims. He is due to appear on November 7.