A teenager has appeared in court today charged with subjecting a fifteen year old girl to an horrific ordeal in which she was allegedly kidnapped and raped in Newcastle.
Abdul Miah appeared today at Newcastle Crown Court via a videolink.
The 19-year-old is charged with kidnap, false imprisonment, three counts of rape, possessing an offensive weapon, threats to kill and robbery.
The Duchess of Cambridge has been meeting school children from Tyneside as part of a visit to Elswick Park in Newcastle.
One pupil shares her experience with ITV Tyne Tees about being invited to present Kate with a posy.
The Duchess was visiting Elswick Park as part of the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Project.
Police are trying to trace a 15-year-old boy who has been missing since July 20. Josh Thorpe was last seen at his home on Bentinck Street, Elswick.
Josh is described as:
- 5'1 tall
- Short blond hair
Anyone with information is asked to call 101.