Tyne & Wear

Boy, 16, in court over Ashington rape charges

A 16-year-old boy has appeared in court charged with raping a woman in her home.

The woman, in her 20s, was attacked at an address in the North Seaton area of Ashington on 5 July, Northumbria Police said.

It happened in the early hours of the morning, a force spokesperson added.

North Tyneside magistrates have remanded the teenager in custody to appear before Newcastle Crown Court in August.

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