Tyne & Wear

Benjamin Thompson charged with Felling street rape

Newbolt Court, Felling, Gateshead Image copyright Google
Image caption Police said the victim was "extremely distressed" following the attack outside Newbolt Court

A man has been charged with the rape of a woman who was attacked in the street.

The victim, 24, was assaulted near Newbolt Court, in Felling, Gateshead, shortly after 01:00 BST on Friday.

Benjamin Thompson, also 24 and of Gateshead, is also accused of sexual assault and threatening a person with an offensive weapon. He has been remanded in custody until 12 June.

Officers have yet to recover a knife believed to have been used in the incident.

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