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Teenage girl sexually assaulted in Newcastle

It happened between 5.30pm and 7pm on Thursday 25 May. Credit: PA

Police are appealing for witnesses after a sexual assault in Newcastle.

It happened between 5.30pm and 7pm on Thursday 25 May.

A 15-year-old girl was walking towards Manors Metro via Oxford Street when she was approached by an unknown man.

The man grabbed the girl, there was then a struggle but the girl managed to push the man off and run away.

The girl reported the incident to police, who sent officers to search the area, but they were unable to find the man responsible.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to the assault, or anyone who may have seen a man acting suspiciously in the area, to get in touch.

The man is described as:

  • White
  • Aged in his 30s
  • around 6ft 2 in tall
  • Medium Build
  • Clean shaven
  • Dark eyebrows
  • Wearing black zip up hoody, black trousers and trainers
  • Spoke with a Geordie accent
  • Believed to be drunk

Extra police have been deployed in the area to carry out enquiries and to reassure any people who may be concerned.

The extra patrols will continue this weekend.

If you are that man, or believe you may know the person responsible, then contact police.

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The men, thought to be in their early 20s, helped the woman to get into a taxi close to Newcastle Sixth Form College in the city centre, in the early hours of Friday 20th May.

Officers believe the woman, who is in her 20s, had been raped at an address nearby.

Police are also keen to speak to the taxi driver, who took the woman home to South Tyneside. They are urging all four men to come forward as witnesses.

A 51-year-old man has been arrested and is in custody. Police say trained officers are supporting the young woman.

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