Tyne & Wear

Newcastle male rape teenager case dropped

The case against a teenager accused of the rape of a man on Tyneside has been dropped.

In June, a 24-year-old man reported that he had been attacked near Skinnerburn Road in Newcastle, directly under the Redheugh Bridge.

Police said the man had suffered a "horrific ordeal" and later charged a 16-year-old boy with rape and robbery.

The crown offered no evidence at Newcastle Crown Court and he was found not guilty on both counts.

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