Tyne & Wear

Man held over rape of woman in Ashington

A man has been arrested in connection with the rape of a woman in Northumberland.

Police said the victim left her address in Ashington at about 01:30 BST on Friday and was attacked a short time later in the town's Langwell Crescent.

A spokesman for the Northumbria force said a 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of rape and is in custody.

A renewed appeal has been made for any witnesses to come forward.

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