Tyne & Wear

Teenager raped near skate park in Newcastle

Entrance to Exhibition Park Image copyright Google
Image caption The teenager left Exhibition Park before being attacked

A 15-year-old girl has been raped close to a skate park in Newcastle.

The victim was attacked after leaving Exhibition Park with a man she did not know, after socialising with people between 19:30 and 22:00 GMT on Friday.

Her attacker has been described as white, aged in his teens, of slim build, with black hair and trimmed facial hair.

He was wearing black jogging bottoms and a dark North Face jacket with the hood up.

Specialist officers are supporting the girl and police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

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