Tyne & Wear

Arrest after 15-year-old girl raped in a Newcastle park

A man has been arrested after a 15-year-old girl was raped in a Newcastle park.

The incident happened in Leazes park early on Saturday. The teenager told officers she had been attacked by a man in the park.

A 29-year-old man is being questioned on suspicion of rape.

Police have also appealed for a man who was cycling near the lake and stopped to ask the victim if she needed help, to come forward.

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