A man has been charged with 11 sexual assaults after a spate of groping incidents.
Atupele Winston Pele, 25, from Gateshead, appeared before Newcastle Magistrates' Court yesterday and was remanded in custody.
He was arrested by police investigating a spate of sexual assaults which were reported in Gateshead last week.
Officers received a number of complaints about a man approaching women and touching their bottoms before running away.
The offences happened in Gateshead town centre and the area near Felling Metro station.