Tyne & Wear

Woman raped in Newcastle's Heaton Park

A woman was attacked and raped while walking in a Tyneside park.

It happened in Newcastle's Heaton Park, in a woodland area between the Sambuca restaurant and the bowling green between 22:50 and 23:10 GMT on Sunday, Northumbria Police said.

The attacker was described as white, about 6ft tall (1.82m) and having a stocky build. He was wearing dark clothing and had short hair.

The force said it was checking CCTV in the park and surrounding areas.

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