Man raped in North Shields

An investigation is taking place after a man was raped in North Shields.

Police are appealing for information after a man, aged in his 30s, was raped.

It is believed to have happened in the Waterville Road area of North Shields sometime between 8.50pm and 10.45pm on Tuesday, October 28.

Police are carrying out enquiries in the area and they are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Acting Detective Inspector Don Gibson, of Northumbria Police’s Rape Investigation Team, said: “Clearly this is an extremely distressing time for the victim and we’re ensuring he has the support he needs.

“Detectives are carrying out enquiries in the area and local officers are conducting extra patrols to reassure residents and gather information.

“I’d urge anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the area or who has information to contact police as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference 1313 28/10/14, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.