Tyne & Wear

Couple who helped North Tyneside assault victim sought

Police on North Tyneside are appealing for a couple who came to the aid of a woman who had been sexually assaulted to come forward.

The 24-year-old victim was walking alone in Whitley Road in Longbenton early on Saturday when she encountered a group of men and women.

An altercation took place and she was subjected to a sexual assault in a nearby grassed area.

Afterwards a man and woman in a white vehicle stopped to give her a lift.

Police want them to get in touch as it is believed they could have information helpful to the inquiry.

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