A MAN accused of rape faces a new trial after the jury in his case failed to reach a verdict.

Terence Clark, 41, of Hendon Valley Court, Hendon, Sunderland is accused of raping a woman as she slept in her home on October 11, 1999.

The jury at Newcastle Crown Court was discharged after more than five hours' deliberation, when the spokesman said he could not realistically see them agreeing on a verdict.

Clark will be tried again later in the year.