Tyne & Wear

South Shields seafront car park rape complaint withdrawn

Dunes car park, South Shields Image copyright Google
Image caption Extra police patrols were carried out in the area after the rape claim on Friday

A woman who claimed she was raped near the seafront in South Shields has withdrawn her complaint.

A 32-year-old told police she had been attacked in the Pier Head car park, near the Dunes, late on Friday.

Northumbria Police stepped up patrols in the area over the weekend.

But now the inquiry has been halted. A police statement said: "The allegation has been withdrawn and police are no longer investigating the incident."

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