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Man arrested after Stockton cycle path rape

The cycle path in Stockton where a 15-year-old girl was raped
Image caption Police urged youngsters not to walk on their own after the girl was attacked

A man has been arrested on suspicion of raping a 15-year-old girl who was attacked on a cycle path.

The teenager was assaulted on the route, which runs from Hardwick to Elmtree in Stockton-on-Tees, at 07:30 BST on Wednesday.

Cleveland Police had warned teenagers to stay together in secluded areas as a "precautionary measure".

The man has also been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault in connection with a separate incident.

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