A 14-year-old boy has become the youngest ever person to be charged with raping their own mother.
The teen is alleged to have committed the attack at the family home in Blackpool, Lancashire, last weekend.
The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared before District Judge Jeff Brailsford sitting at Blackpool Magistrates Court.
The judge remanded the 14-year-old in custody.
Judge Jeff Brailsford, sitting at the town’s magistrates’ court, called the alleged offence a "grave crime", the Blackpool Gazette reports.