Tyne & Wear

Man admits raping another man in Sunderland city centre

A man has admitted raping another man in Sunderland city centre.

The 23-year-old was attacked in the Panns Bank area some time after leaving a nightclub in Holmeside in the early hours of 13 September.

Ayoub Khalifa, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to one charge of rape at Newcastle Crown Court via video-link.

The 29-year-old was remanded in custody. He will be sentenced on 4 April.

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