Man charged with sex attacks after women groped in street

Some of the incidents happened near Felling Metro station. Pic: Google Maps.
Some of the incidents happened near Felling Metro station. Pic: Google Maps.

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.