Teenager in court charged with rape

A teenager has appeared in court accused of raping a 15-year-old girl.

Abdul Zalah Miah, 19, was charged with three counts of rape, kidnap, false imprisonment, making threats to kill, robbery and possession of an offensive weapon,

The incident took place on Tuesday evening, December 18.

Miah, of Hull Street, Elswick, Newcastle spoke only to confirm his name while appearing at Newcastle Magistrates Court on Christmas Eve,

No application was made for bail.

Miah was remanded in custody and is set to appear at Newcastle Crown Court on January 4.