Weaside men charged in major sex crime probe

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TWO men from Sunderland and Washington are the latest to be charged as part of a major probe into serious sex crimes.

Masum Bakth, 40, of Ashwood Terrace, Thornhill, and Abdul Hay, 43, of Manor Park, Concord, have both been charged with sexual assault by touching in relation to two separate incidents.

This bring the total number of people charged, as part of Northumbria Police’s Operation Sanctuary, to 25.

Both will appear at Sunderland Magistrates’ Court on December 19.