Tyne & Wear

Woman, 25, raped at Newcastle's Quayside

The Close, Newcastle Image copyright Google maps
Image caption The victim was walking alone when she was dragged into an alley and raped on the Quayside in Newcastle

A woman walking on her own in Newcastle's Quayside was dragged into an alley and raped.

Northumbria Police said the 25-year-old victim was attacked at around 21:45 GMT in the Close, near the Quayside bar, on Friday.

A spokesman said extra officers were in the area - a popular nightspot - speaking to local residents and business owners.

Anyone with information on the attack is urged to contact police.

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