Tyne & Wear

Two Newcastle men charged with rape of girl, 17

Two men have been charged with raping a 17-year-old girl in Newcastle.

The alleged incident happened at about 05:00 BST on Sunday in a lane next to the Old Assembly Rooms, close to the entrance of the Newgate Hotel car park.

Edward Raymond Fowler, 24, of Waterloo Street, Newcastle, and Darren Wayne Carr, 25, of Tamworth Road, Newcastle, have both been charged with rape.

The pair are due to appear before Newcastle Magistrates' Court on Saturday.

The 17-year-old girl was found in Fenkle Street by passers-by who contacted police.

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