Tyne & Wear

Newcastle early morning rape: Attacker sought

A woman was raped on an area of scrubland in Newcastle in the early hours of Friday, police said.

The 40-year-old was attacked near the junction of Ord Street and Railway Street, close to the Redheugh Bridge.

The offender is described as about 19-years-old, of slim build, wearing a grey hooded top and speaking with a local accent.

Northumbria Police has asked anyone in the area at the time of the attack - at 03:30 BST - to contact them.

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