Two rapes in Middlesbrough are being linked by police. A 19-year-old woman who was picked up from the Tollesby Road area by a taxi driver in the early hours of Wednesday, August 8, told police she had been raped at a nearby address.
A 20-year-old woman also told police on Wednesday, October 17, that she had been raped in the same area.
The victim had been on a night out with friends at The Keys night spot on Linthorpe Road when she left the premises at around 1.20am.
She went onto Southfield Road where she was accompanied by a man who she spoke to before heading back in the direction of Linthorpe Road with him.
Police say this man could be a potential witness and are urgently appealing for him to come forward.
Officers are warning women in the area to be careful while out at night.
Cleveland Police are asking anyone with information or anyone who believes they may have been a victim of a similar offence to contact them.