Jack Tweed to stand trial for rape

Jack Tweed, the widower of reality TV star Jade Goody, has been ordered to stand trial accused of raping a teenager.

Tweed allegedly met the 19-year-old at a West End nightspot before taking her to his home in Woodford Green, East London on Friday September 4.

The 22-year-old, who was not present when his case was briefly mentioned at London’s Snaresbrook Crown Court, has already indicated through counsel that he will deny the charge when a plea and directions hearing is held on December 22.

The club promoter, who is in custody, will appear via a video link.

A co-defendant, Anthony Davis, 25 of Chigwell, Essex, who was at court accused of raping the teenager, will be arraigned with him.

The judge, who ‘provisionally’ fixed their two-week trial for April 12, told the estate agent he could remain on bail.

Tweed married Big Brother star Jade, 27, shortly before she lost her battle against cervical cancer in March.