Teenager in court charged with rape

A teenager has appeared in court charged with the kidnap and rape of a 15 year old.

Abdul Miah, 19, appeared at Newcastle Crown Court for a brief hearing where no pleas were entered.

The charges arose from a single incident on December 18 which involved a 15-year-old girl in Elswick, Newcastle.

He was charged with rape, kidnap, false imprisonment, robbery, making threats to kill and possessing an offensive weapon.

Another hearing will take place in two weeks and Miah was remanded in custody until that time.