For details on how to contact our editorial and commercial departments, click here
Man accused of rape to face retrial
A MAN accused of raping a woman and confessing to it when she confronted him with a hidden voice recorder will face a retrial.
Matthew Landells, 24, was acquitted of perverting the course of justice and assault after a Teesside Crown Court trial last week.
A jury could not reach a verdict on a charge of rape, and prosecutors asked for seven days to decide whether a retrial should be sought.
A date has not been fixed for the new case, and Mr Landells, of Ann Swyft Road, Newton Aycliffe, was granted bail until it is.
More Crime News
- Three held after man found wandering streets dies a day after apparently taking drugs at Newcastle party
- Danger driver Ashley Lindo who killed eight-year-old in 2006 jailed again after high speed police chase
- Pub landlord arrested in Claudia Lawrence inquiry describes his family's devastation
- Campaign to target drivers' fatal distraction
- Echo publisher fined for naming alleged rape victim
- Police cadets get caught up with the law
- UPDATE: Man arrested after Claudia Lawrence detectives search York pub is released on bail
- Parents warned predatory paedophiles may use online gaming to contact children
- Police commissioner backs tougher penalties for using a phone at the wheel
- Police will use the crusher in their fight against illegal off-road bike riding