Man to face trial charged with running a brothel in Sunderland

A man will go on trial after pleading not guilty to running a brothel in Sunderland.

Thursday, 23rd January 2020, 4:22 pm
Updated Friday, 24th January 2020, 1:10 am
The case was heard at South Tyneside Magistrates Court.

Prosecutors allege Jonathan Cook, 48, of Coldwell Terrace, Gateshead, ran the illegal abode at a property in The Croft, Thornholme Road, close to Ashbrooke.

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At South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court, Cook pleaded not guilty to a charge of permitting use of a premises as a brothel, between June 1 and September 24 last year.

His trial will take place at Gateshead Magistrates’ Court on May 19.