Tyne & Wear

Woman, 19, raped in Newcastle alleyway

St Nicholas Street, Newcastle Image copyright Google
Image caption The attack took place on St Nicholas Street

A woman was raped in an alleyway in Newcastle city centre, police have said.

The 19-year-old victim was attacked in St Nicholas Street in an area between Subway sandwich shop and High Level Bridge between 00:00 and 03:00 BST.

The attacker is described as white, about 5ft 9ins to 6ft (1.79-1.82m) and of skinny build.

He had short brown hair and stubble and was wearing blue skinny jeans and a navy T-shirt.

He spoke English but not with a local accent, police said.

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