Newcastle bar rape investigation dropped

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Police have dropped an investigation into an alleged rape of a teenage girl in the toilets of a Newcastle bar in the early hours of Boxing Day.

The 19-year-old told police she had been attacked at about 02:20 GMT in Eazy Street on Westmoreland Road on Thursday.

Northumbria Police said inquiries found "no rape had taken place".

A spokesman for the force said there would be "no further police action" in relation to the incident.

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