Tyne & Wear

Man raped in Waterville Road area of North Shields

A man has been raped in North Tyneside, police said.

The attack happened in the Waterville Road area of North Shields between 20:50 and 22:45 GMT on Tuesday. The victim was aged in his 30s.

Acting Det Insp Don Gibson, of Northumbria Police, said: "Clearly this is an extremely distressing time for the victim.

"Detectives are carrying out inquiries in the area and officers are conducting extra patrols to gather information."

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