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).
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.
Two men, both aged 20, have been arrested in connection with the incident and remain in police custody for questioning.
Police say there are extra officers patrolling the area where a woman was attacked and sexually assaulted in Middlesbrough. It happened on the North Ormesby flyover at 6am on Saturday morning, while the 52 year old was walking to work.
Police officers investigating the attack and sexual assault of a woman in Middlesbrough are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident - or anyone suspicious in the area - to contact them. It happened on the north Ormesby flyover at 6am on Saturday morning.
A woman remains in hospital after being attacked and sexually assaulted on Saturday morning. It happened on the North Ormesby flyover at around 6am, when she was on her way to work. Detective Sergeant Jonathan Hagen gives us the latest on her condition:
Solicitors representing alleged victims of Dr Gordon Bates say they just want justice. No criminal charges will be brought against the GP because he died in 2009.
But Jessica Standley from Slater and Gordon solicitors says they will pursue their claim in the civil courts.
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 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.”
Police investigating alleged sexual assaults involving a North East GP who carried out pre-employment checks on job-seekers say 48 allegations have been recorded as criminal acts.