Tyne & Wear

Man arrested after girl raped at Tyneside Metro station

A man has been arrested after a 16-year-old girl was raped at a Tyne and Wear Metro station in North Shields, police have said.

Officers were called following reports of the attack at Meadowell Metro station just before midnight on Friday.

A 22-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of rape and remains in police custody.

Northumbria Police officers have appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

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