Tyne & Wear

Man charged after teenager raped in Elswick, Newcastle

A man has been charged with the rape of a 15-year-old girl in Newcastle.

The teenager was attacked and robbed between Park Close and Gloucester Terrace in Elswick on 18 December.

Abdul Zalal Miah, of Hull Street, Elswick, was charged with kidnap, false imprisonment, three counts of rape, making threats to kill, robbery and possession of an offensive weapon.

The 19-year-old appeared before magistrates and was remanded to appear at Newcastle Crown Court on 4 January.

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