A man has been charged with raping a woman near Newcastle city centre. Northumbria Police say the thirty year old victim was attacked on Scotswood Road as she walked home early on Tuesday morning. Nineteen year old Ted Armstrong, of no fixed address, appeared before magistrates on Saturday.
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