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Girl, 16, raped on cycle path near Ponteland

A man has been arrested on suspicion of raping a 16-year-old girl on a cycle path in Northumberland.

Police say the victim was walking along the track, between Ponteland and Darras Hall, when she was approached by a man and allegedly raped at 9.30pm yesterday (Thursday).

Officers believe the incident happened at the rear of Oaklands on a path which runs between Eastern Way and Old Station Court.

A man, aged 20, has been arrested on suspicion of rape.

A section of the cycle track is cordoned off by police today while forensic enquiries are carried out.

A full investigation is underway into this incident and we are appealing for anyone who might have been out on the cycle track between Ponteland and Darras Hall on Thursday evening and who might have seen anything or anyone suspicious. The victim and her family are being given support and assistance by specialist officers and we have extra officers in the local community to speak to and reassure the local community. I would urge anyone with any information that could help us to get in touch as soon as possible."

– Superintendent Peter Bent, Northumbria Police

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Police release CCTV image of man they want to trace over stolen cash

Credit: Northumbria Police

Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to trace after a quantity of cash was stolen from an address in Newcastle.

The theft happened around 3pm on Friday May 29th.

An occupant of Scarborough Road noticed a quantity of cash had gone missing from his home after a man visited the address.

Police are keen to speak to the man pictured who was in the area at the time and could have information to assist with enquiries.

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