Two teenagers have appeared in court charged with rape and sexual assault.

Alazar Yohans, of Station Street, Ipswich, appeared at Ipswich Crown Court on Wednesday charged with rape and four counts of sexual assault.

The alleged incident took place in September and October of this year.

Yohans’ 17-year-old co-defendant, who cannot be named because of his age, is also accused of rape, as well as one count of sexual assault and one count of attempted sexual assault.

Speaking through a translator, both Yohans, 18, and his co-defendant denied all the charges when they were formally presented to them by Judge Martyn Levett.

The two are expected to reappear in court later this week before a full trial begins.