A MAN has been charged with inciting a teenage girl to engage in sexual activity.

Shaun Ridley (36), of Centurion Way, Heddon-on-the-Wall, appeared at South East Northumberland Magistrates’ Court last Thursday to answer the charge of inciting a girl aged between 13 and 15 to engage in non-penetrative sexual activity.

The charge refers to an alleged action on April 1, 2017.

The case was sent to Newcastle Crown Court, to be heard on July 11.