Police investigate alleged rape of teenage girl

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Police are appealing for information after an alleged rape in Newcastle.

Between 7.30pm and 10pm last night (Friday) a 15-year-old girl had been socialising with a number of people near to the skate park in Exhibition Park.

She has then left the area with a male member of the group who she did not know at which point she has been raped.

An investigation has now been launched to identify the person responsible and specialist officers are currently supporting the teenage girl in this case.

Police are continuing enquiries today and have asked anyone who was in the area at the time, and may have information about the incident, to get in touch. The man is described as white, a teenager, of slim build, with black hair and trimmed facial hair. He was wearing black jogging bottoms and a dark Northface jacket with the hood up.

The man, or anyone who may know him, is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log 1424 24/03/17 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.