POLICE have tonight charged a man in connection with two reported rapes in Middlesbrough.

In the first incident, a 19-year-old said she had been raped at an address near to Tollesby Road on Wednesday, August 8.

A 20-year-old reported being raped in the same area on Wednesday, October 17.

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Earlier today Cleveland Police confirmed they had arrested a 22-year-old local man in connection with the allegations.

The force said tonight he has been charged with both offences, and will appear in court tomorrow morning.