Tyne & Wear

Girl, 12, sexually assaulted in Newcastle: Teen arrested

A teenager has been arrested in connection with the sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl in Newcastle.

The girl was walking in fields next to Pallinsburn Court, near Etal Lane, at 17:00 BST on Thursday when she was attacked, detectives said.

The man exposed himself before sexually assaulting her. Northumbria Police said it had been a "very distressing incident for the young victim".

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested and is in police custody.

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