Northumberland man cleared of rape
A Northumberland man has been cleared of rape after the prosecution offered no evidence against him.
David Clark, of Wansbeck Street, Morpeth, was facing three counts of raping a woman aged 16 or over, alleged to have happened on January 3, 2017.
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The 53-year-old had denied the charges and was listed for a pre-trial review at Newcastle Crown Court today. But the case has now been dropped after the prosecution offered no evidence against him.