Benjamin Thompson charged with Felling street rape
A man has been charged with the rape of a woman who was attacked in the street.
The victim, 24, was assaulted near Newbolt Court, in Felling, Gateshead, shortly after 01:00 BST on Friday.
Benjamin Thompson, also 24 and of Gateshead, is also accused of sexual assault and threatening a person with an offensive weapon. He has been remanded in custody until 12 June.
Officers have yet to recover a knife believed to have been used in the incident.