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Posted on Tuesday 19 September 2023

A man has appeared in court after being charged with a number of offences, including rape.

Joshua Brown was stopped and arrested by officers on Sunday (September 17) in the Burnopfield area following information from the public.

He was taken into custody and later charged with rape and other offences including malicious communications and intimidating a witness.

The 25-year-old, of Stanley appeared at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates court this morning and was remanded into custody.

Brown is next expected to appear at Durham Crown Court on October 20.

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