Tyne & Wear

Arrest after man raped in Newcastle City Centre

A man has been arrested in connection with the rape of a man in Newcastle during the early hours.

The victim reported that he had been attacked in an area near the Boulevard, a cabaret venue in the city centre, at 01:38 BST.

Officers later arrested a 29-year-old on suspicion of rape.

The area, close to the Centre for Life, remains cordoned off and Northumbria Police said extra officers were carrying out patrols in the area.

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