Tyne & Wear

Man charged after woman attacked and raped in Whitley Bay

A man has been charged after a woman was attacked and raped in Whitley Bay.

The 27-year-old victim, who had been out with friends, left the South Parade area after 02:00 GMT on Friday and went to an address in Willington Quay.

Northumbria Police said Mark Douglas, 39, of Bewick Road, North Shields, had been charged with rape and assault.

A spokesman said he was due to appear before North Tyneside Magistrates' Court later.

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