Tyne & Wear

Chester-le-Street man charged over Gateshead rape

A man has been charged with rape and assault after a woman was attacked at a house in Gateshead on Thursday.

The 26-year-old, from Chester-le-Street in County Durham, was arrested in a joint police operation by officers from Northumbria and Durham forces.

He has also been charged with false imprisonment, witness intimidation and two counts of breaching a sexual offences prevention order.

He will appear at Newcastle Crown Court on 6 October.

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