Tyne & Wear

Ashington man charged with North Seaton rape

Police have charged a man in connection with a rape in Northumberland.

The charges relate to an attack in the North Seaton area which occurred in the early hours of Tuesday.

Northumbria Police said 40-year-old Munawar Hussain, from Ashington, had been charged with two counts of rape and one of assault by penetration.

A force spokesman said Mr Hussain was due to appear before magistrates in Bedlington on 23 June.

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