Cumbria man faces kidnap and indecent assault charge

A man has been charged with kidnapping and indecent assault by police investigating offences allegedly carried out in the 1980s and 90s.

Officers from Northumbria and Hampshire forces arrested two men in the south of England and a third on Tyneside.

A 64-year-old man, from Cumbria, has now been charged with four counts of kidnapping and indecent assault. He will appear in court on Thursday.

The two other men will face no further action.

The man will appear before Newcastle Magistrates' Court.

Police said the offences were alleged to have happened in Hampshire in the 1980s and involving two young girls in the Newcastle area in the 1990s.

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