Tyne & Wear

Man sought after girl, 15, raped in Elswick

Police patrols have been increased after a 15-year-old girl was raped at knifepoint in Elswick, Newcastle.

It happened at 22:40 GMT on Tuesday on a grassed area between Park Close and Gloucester Terrace.

Police are looking for a male in his late teens, approximately 5ft 8in (173cm) tall, with dark skin, and a slim build. He was wearing a black leather jacket.

The girl said he threatened her with a knife before robbing and raping her.

She is being supported by specialist officers.

Newcastle Ch Insp Steve Hails said: "We need to speak to anyone who was in Elswick Road last night around the time the offence happened and who may have seen or heard anything.

"We are checking CCTV opportunities in Elswick Road and would ask that anyone who has private CCTV cameras on their homes to check them for anything that could help us with the inquiry."

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