Man charged with rape

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A MAN will today appear in court charged with rape.

On Wednesday, September 17, police received a report that a woman had been raped inside a house in Gateshead.

A man was arrested following a joint investigation involving inquiries by Northumbria and Durham Constabulary across both force areas.

Scott Burrell, 26, of Front Street, Pelton, in Chester-le-Street, has been charged with rape, assault, false imprisonment, two counts breach of a sexual offences prevention order, two counts of witness intimidation, common assault, use of violence to enter premises, criminal damage and sexual assault.

He is set to appear before Gateshead Magistrates’ Court today.