Tyne & Wear

Girl, 14, raped by man in lane in North Tyneside

A 14-year-old girl was raped by a man in a back lane in Tyneside, police have said.

She was found in a "distressed state" near the Queen's Head pub in Cullercoats at 00:40 BST on Saturday.

She had been in Trewitt Road, Whitley Bay, at 22:40 BST on Friday before being approached by two men, both described as bald.

Det Ch Insp John Douglas, of Northumbria Police, said she was raped "somewhere between the two locations".

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