Tyne & Wear

Teenager raped in lay-by after A197 lift offer

A driver who raped a teenager is being sought by police in Northumberland.

The 18-year-old was walking along the footpath of the A197, near Morpeth Golf Club, early on Saturday, when a man stopped and offered her a lift.

She accepted, but after driving a short distance he pulled into a lay-by - thought to be a gravelled area near Plessey Woods - and raped her.

The man is in his late 50s or early 60s, short, and of big build. He was driving a dark-coloured car.

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