Woman appears in court charged with raping man twice

Newcastle woman will face four-day trial in December

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A British woman is to stand trial accused of raping a man.

Katie Brannen appeared in Newcastle Crown Court accused of two offences of rape after allegedly attacking the man in January in South Shields.

The 24-year-old, of Julian Avenue, Newcastle, spoke only to confirm her name during the hearing.

Barrister Gavin Doig indicated a not guilty plea and said he would be looking for a trial date.

An approximate four-day trial was listed for 4 December and a review hearing, which she must attend, was scheduled for 25 September.

Brannen was granted bail on the condition she must not try to contact the alleged victim and must live at an address on Green Lane in South Shields.

She must also abide by an electronic curfew and not enter premises which have licences to serve alcohol.

No details surrounding the attack were discussed in court.