Man in court over Roker Park rape inquiry

Police in Roker Park as part of the inquiry.
Police in Roker Park as part of the inquiry.

A teenager has appeared in court to face an allegation of rape said to have happened in Roker Park.

Adam Leslie Martin, of Joan Avenue, Ryhope, has been charged with rape.

He has appeared before South Tyneside Magistrates' Court.

The 19-year-old was remanded until his next appearance, which is expected to be at Newcastle Crown Court in the New Year.

Police launched an investigation following a report expressing concern for a woman in Roker Park Road made on Tuesday, shortly before 5.30am.

A section of the park was cordoned off as inquiries began.

Anyone who was in the area that morning and who saw or heard anything is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference number 108 29/11/16.