Police investigate city centre rape

Police are investigating claims that an 18 year old woman was raped during a night out in Newcastle.

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Alleyway rape in Newcastle city centre

18 year old woman reports being raped in this alleyway

Police are appealing for information after a report that an 18-year-old woman was raped in Newcastle. The incident is believed to have happened in Wilson’s Court, an alley way which runs between the Groat Market and Pudding Chare between 2am and 2.30am on Sunday morning.

Officers have been carrying out enquiries to trace the offender who may have met the victim earlier in the evening.

Teenager raped during night out in Newcastle

Police are appealing for information after a report that an 18-year-old woman was raped in Newcastle. The incident is believed to have happened in Wilson’s Court, an alley way which runs between the Groat Market and Pudding Chare between 2am and 2.30am on Sunday morning.

Officers have been carrying out enquiries to trace the offender who may have met the victim earlier in the evening. Extra officers patrolled the area on Sunday carrying out enquiries into the incident and answering any concerns people may have.

"We know incidents such as this are incredibly traumatic and we are doing everything we can to ensure the victim has appropriate help and support from specially trained officers. I'd ask anyone who was in the area of the Bigg Market last night to contact us as they may have information that can help us identify the offender. Likewise, if anyone saw or heard anything suspicious we'd urge them to get in contact."

– Superintendent Peter Farrell, Northumbria Police

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