Good response to Crimewatch rape appeal

AN APPEAL on last night’s Crimewatch show for information about a rape in Whitley Bay has received a good response.

The rape took place at 3.45am on Sunday, October 16, in the rear lane of Esplanade Place, behind Zync Bar and a reconstruction was shown on Crimewatch last night.

Detective Inspector Paul Race from the force’s Rape Investigation Team, said: “We have had a good response so far to the Crimewatch appeal.

“We have received more than 40 calls which we are being followed up by detectives working on the investigation.

“We’re continuing to appeal for anyone with information about the attack to contact the force’s Rape Investigation Team on the 101-non emergency number or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”