Tyne & Wear

Man arrested over Jarrow rape

A man has been arrested in connection with a rape in South Tyneside, police have said.

A 28-year-old woman was raped in a lane near Station Street, Jarrow, at 20:26 GMT on Saturday.

A 53-year-old man has been arrested and bailed pending further inquiries.

Police are appealing for anyone who was in the area on Saturday evening, or has any information that could help the investigation, to come forward.

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