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Two charged following serious sexual assault in Northallerton

Detectives investigating a serious sexual assault at a nightclub in Northallerton have charged two men.

The men, aged 20, have both been charged with two counts of rape. One of the men has also been charged with two counts of sexual assault.

Both men have been remanded in custody and are due to appear at Northallerton Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (August 12).


Witness appeal after serious sexual assault in Northallerton

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a woman suffered a serious sexual assault at a nightclub in Northallerton.

The victim, aged 18, was assaulted outside Club Amadeus on Elder Road at sometime between midnight and 2.30am in the early hours of Sunday, 10 August.

Officers investigating the incident believe there are a number of people who were in and around the club at the time who may have information that can help with their enquiries.

In particular, a number of people who assisted the woman in the nightclub’s foyer following the incident are urged to come forward.

Police would also like to speak to anyone who saw a young woman in distress outside Club Amadeus in the early hours of Sunday morning to get in touch.

“It is very unusual for something like this to happen in such a small community.

“The victim is understandably extremely upset by what has happened to her and we are doing everything we can to offer her the support she needs at this time.

“I would like to thank the people who assisted her following the incident and ask them to come forward with any information that can help us with this investigation.

“I would also like to appeal to anyone who saw anything in the club or when they were leaving to contact me if they can assist with our enquiries.”

– Superintendent Amanda Oliver, North Yorkshire Police

Two men, both aged 20, have been arrested in connection with the incident and remain in police custody for questioning.


Victims of historic abuse can turn their lives around

Organisations such as Arch North East exist to help victims of abuse and historic abuse.

The organisation says victims often keep what's happened bottled inside for decades and are frightened to tell their families.

But by contacting support groups may are able to get their lives back on track.

Arch North East Chief Executive Dilys Davy says it's important that people realise help is out there.

Barclays says it's working closely with police on GP allegations

Barclays Bank Credit: ITV News

Barclays Bank was just one of the companies who contracted Dr Gordon Bates to conduct pre-employment medicals on prospective staff. Since the allegations came to light it has worked closely with Northumbria Police to help the investigation and support those affected.

A Barclays' spokesman said "Last year Barclays became aware of an allegation about a GP who conducted pre-employment medicals in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The information was immediately shared with the Northumbria Police, who have investigated the allegations.

“Barclays has done all it can to help the police enquiry and to support employees involved in this sensitive investigation.”

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