Man jailed for raping teenager

A man has been jailed for twelve years after raping a 15 year old girl at knifepoint.

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Northumbria Police: Attack has "caused great concern in local community"

"This was an horrific attack on a young woman which caused great concern in the local community.

"Miah's actions had a profound effect on his victim and I wish to acknowledge the victim's bravery in coming forward in what must have been a very difficult set of circumstances.

"The community is very much better off with this criminal behind bars, he acted in a vile, cowardly manner, threatening a young woman and carrying out an prolonged assault on her."

– Newcastle Area Commander Chief Superintendent Gary Calvert

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