Tyne & Wear

Arrest after woman raped in Newcastle Quayside alley

The Close, Newcastle Image copyright Google
Image caption The victim was attacked as she walked near The Quayside pub

A man has been arrested after a woman was dragged into an alley and raped on Newcastle's Quayside.

The 25-year-old victim was walking alone when she was attacked in The Close, near the Quayside bar, at about 21:45 GMT on Friday.

The area is a popular nightspot and police said officers have been speaking to residents and business owners to gather information.

A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of rape and is in custody.

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