Teenager charged in connection with rape

A teenager has been charged in connection with a rape of a 15-year-old near Elswick Road, Newcastle.

The incident happened on Tuesday, December 18.

Abdul Zalal Miah, 19, of Hull Street, Elswick, Newcastle, has been charged with kidnap, false imprisonment, three counts of rape, making threats to kill, robbery and possession of an offensive weapon.

He will appear before Newcastle Magistrates on December 24.