Tyne & Wear

Man arrested after teenager raped in Elswick, Newcastle

A man has been arrested by detectives investigating the rape of a 15-year-old girl in Newcastle.

A 19-year-old is being questioned in connection with the incident which happened in Elswick on 18 December.

The girl was attacked and robbed on a grassed area between Park Close and Gloucester Terrace, police said.

Officers found a 4in wooden handled knife close to the scene and appealed for those with private CCTV to check for footage.

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