Sunderland teenager appears in court charged with Roker Park rape

Police at Roker Park in November

Police at Roker Park in November

A teenager accused of raping a woman in a park has appeared in court.

Adam Martin is claimed to have attacked the alleged victim at Roker Park,Sunderland, in November.

The 19-year-old, of Joan Avenue, Ryhope, appeared at Newcastle Crown Court via video link to HMP Durham.

He was not asked to enter a plea to the rape charge he faces but a trial, which could last more than five days, has been listed for May 22.

A further pre-trial hearing will take place on February 3.

Judge Robert Spragg remanded Martin in custody.

The judge told him: "I have fixed a trial date, should one become necessary, as you have not entered any plea yet."