A TEENAGE boy on trial accused of raping a schoolgirl in bushes told the jury today he was shocked and scared when he was arrested for a crime he had not committed.

The 16-year-old, who was 15 at the time of the alleged offence, was giving evidence in his defence in the witness box at Bradford Crown Court.

He denies raping a 15-year-old girl in bushes behind the the Rainbow Centre in Keighley on November 15 last year.

The boy said he was tipsy after downing five bottles of lager when he was not used to drinking alcohol.

He and the girl were part of a large group of youngsters socialising in the grounds of the family and sports centre, in Braithwaite Grove, in the early evening.

He said the girl became upset after they had consensual sex in bushes at the back of buildings.

She felt guilty because she had cheated on her boyfriend and asked him not to tell anyone.

The boy said he got home at 9.40pm and learned of the rape allegation from his friends later that night.

"I was shocked. I could not believe it," he told the jury.

He said it was "like a dream" when the police woke him after midnight to arrest him.

He had never been to a police station before and was shocked and scared.

Cross-examined by prosecution barrister, David McGonigal, the teenager admitted exposing himself in front of the group of friends before the alleged rape and kissing another girl.

He denied pulling his alleged victim into bushes and raping her as she shouted 'no'.

The trial continues.