DEAN Goodwin has been charged with 11 offences including five counts of rape and one of attempted murder, police revealed last night.

The charges follow a four-day search which ended in the 32-year-old Poole man’s arrest by armed police in Poole on Tuesday.

Officers in Dorset have charged him with four counts of rape and one of false imprisonment. He has also been charged in connection with a dwelling burglary in Wimborne and a commercial burglary in Wallisdown.

Hampshire officers have charged him with attempted murder, rape, robbery and sexual assault over incidents which allegedly took place in Andover.

He appeared briefly before Bournemouth magistrates today. Read our live coverage here

Detective Superintendent Mark Cooper, of Dorset’s Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “Following a thorough investigation Dean Goodwin has been charged.”

Julia Woodward, senior Crown prosecutor for the Rape and Serious Sexual Offences Unit of the Crown Prosecution Service Wessex, said last night: “I have today authorised Dorset Police to charge Dean Goodwin, 32, from Dorset, with four offences of rape and one of false imprisonment on a woman on November 23 2012 in Poole and charges of rape, robbery and sexual assault of another woman on November 26 2012, which is alleged to have taken place in Andover.

“I have also authorised Dorset Police to charge Dean Goodwin with an offence of burglary with dwelling and theft which occurred between November 23 and November 26 2012 and an offence of burglary other than dwelling that occurred on November 25 2012.

“Dean Goodwin has also been charged with an offence of attempted murder on one of the victims.

“I reached my decision after I carefully considered the evidence provided to me by the police and I am satisfied that there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest to prosecute Dean Goodwin with these offences. This decision was made in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors.”

Anyone with information about the alleged incidents should call Dorset Police on 101, quoting incident number 23:068, or the Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.