Tyne & Wear

Newcastle park rape inquiry dropped

Police have closed an investigation into an allegation of rape near a park on Tyneside.

The Northumbria force said a woman in her 20s claimed she was threatened and assaulted near Leazes Park in Newcastle, in the early hours of 17 December.

At the time, police described the attack as a "horrible ordeal".

But a force spokesman said officers were now satisfied "no crime had been committed".

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