Tyne & Wear

Boy, 15, charged with Sunderland double sexual assault

A teenage boy has been charged with sexually assaulting two 12-year-old girls on Wearside.

Police said the 15-year-old, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was alleged to have carried out the attack on Friday in Sunderland.

The incident is said to have taken place in an area around the city's Downhill sports complex, a spokeswoman for the Northumbria force said.

The boy is expected to appear at Sunderland Magistrates Court later.

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