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Man arrested after Newcastle rape allegation

A man has been arrested following an allegation of rape in Newcastle.

The incident is believed to have happened in the early hours of Saturday February 16th at an address in Spital Tongues.

A woman was raped at the address before leaving to return to a hotel.

She later visited a hospital and told staff there that she had been raped.

Police have arrested a 24-year-old man on suspicion of rape and he has since been bailed pending further enquiries into the incident.

"Following enquiries a man was arrested and has been bailed while the investigation continues.

"We are still trying to establish the exact circumstances of this incident and would urge anyone with information to contact police.

Additional officers are on patrol around the Spital Tongues area to reassure the community and gather any information."

– DI Paul Race of the Rape Investigation Team

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 ext 69191 or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.