Tyne & Wear

Sunderland rape: Man charged over attack on girl, 15

St Mary's Car Park, Sunderland
Image caption The attack happened near St Mary's car park

A man has been charged with the rape of a 15-year-old girl near a car park in Sunderland.

The attack happened at about 22:00 GMT on Saturday on a grassed area close to the city's St Mary's car park.

Northumbria Police said a 27-year-old man from Sunderland, charged with two counts of rape, appeared at South Tyneside Magistrates' Court on Tuesday.

He was remanded in custody to appear before Newcastle Crown Court on 30 March.

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