Tyne & Wear

Man arrested over rape allegation in Byker, Newcastle

A man has been arrested after an allegation of rape in Newcastle.

Police received a report of rape by a taxi driver on a 32-year-old woman in a car park at Algernon Road in Byker at 03:35 BST on Thursday.

A 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of rape and later bailed pending further enquiries.

Det Insp Paul Race said: "We'd like to reassure people that we are carrying out a thorough investigation to establish what has happened."

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