North Tyneside rape: Police arrest 39-year-old man

Northumbria Police arrest man in rape inquiry.
Northumbria Police arrest man in rape inquiry.

Police investigating the assault and rape of a woman in North Tyneside in the early hours of Friday, March 4, have made an arrest.

A 39-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of rape today (Sunday, March 6) and remains in custody helping police with their investigation.

Inquiries are continuing and police have asked anyone with information to contact them on 101, quoting log number 476 of 04/03/16 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.