Tyne & Wear

Woman raped near Leazes Park in Newcastle

Police are appealing for information after a woman was raped on Tyneside.

The woman, in her 20s, was walking along Barrack Road close to Leazes Park, early on Saturday, when she was threatened and assaulted.

Her attacker was described as in his mid-30s, about 6ft tall, with a dark complexion and spoke with a "broken English" accent.

Officers said the victim had suffered a "horrible ordeal" during the incident between 01:30 and 01:50 GMT.

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