A football player on loan to Lincoln City has had his loan terminated after being charged with rape. Sunderland’s Jack Diamond, 23, had been arrested after a sexual assault in Washington, Tyne and Wear, last year. Northumbria Police launched an investigation, but have now charged him with one count of rape and one count of sexual assault. In a statement, it said: “Sunderland has been notified that criminal charges have been brought against Jack Diamond by the Crown Prosecution Service.” “As this matter is subject to a legal process, the club will not be making any further statement at this time”. Mr Diamond, of Fatfield, also Washington, is due to appear before South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court in May. Follow BBC North East & Cumbria on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Send your story ideas to [email protected]. Firefighters to run from Newcastle to Leicester wearing their full kit to raise money for an eight-year-old with cancer Camera lost 13 years ago found with pictures intact. VideoCamera lost 13 years ago found with pictures intact Why California’s floods are jacking up food prices. VideoWhy California’s floods are jacking up food prices © 2023 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read about our approach to external linking.