'Walk in pairs' warning after teenager raped

Cycle path

A police force has advised young girls to walk in pairs after a 15-year-old was raped on a cycle path.

She was attacked on the path, which runs from Hardwick to Elmtree in Stockton-on-Tees, at 07:30 BST.

Cleveland Police warned teenagers to stay together in secluded areas as a "precautionary measure" while her attacker remains at large.

He is described as white, 6ft (1.8m) tall, and with blonde hair, police said.

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