Woman, 25, raped at Newcastle's Quayside

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The victim was walking alone when she was dragged into an alley and raped on the Quayside in Newcastle

A woman walking on her own in Newcastle's Quayside was dragged into an alley and raped.

Northumbria Police said the 25-year-old victim was attacked at around 21:45 GMT in the Close, near the Quayside bar, on Friday.

A spokesman said extra officers were in the area - a popular nightspot - speaking to local residents and business owners.

Anyone with information on the attack is urged to contact police.

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