Teenage girl raped in Wallsend

A teenage girl was raped in Wallsend earlier this year, police have revealed.

Officers say the incident happened between 10.55pm on Friday, April 25, and 11.30pm on Saturday, April 26.

The 15-year-old girl was at a bus stop in Wallsend when she was approached and spoken to by a man.

He put the girl into the front of his vehicle and drove to a residential street around Hotspur Road before carrying out the attack in the car.

The girl managed to get out of the car and away from the man following the attack.

The offender is described as white, aged in his late 40s to early 50s, of large build, 5ft 3ins tall, with a grey hair shaved short. He spoke with a local accent.

Enquiries into the attack, which was reported to police on September 16, are underway and police are keen to speak to any witnesses.

Detective Sergeant Rob Ridley said: “This was an extremely serious offence and detectives are doing all they can to apprehend the man responsible.

“This has been a traumatic experience for the girl involved and we are working with her and her family to support them as much as we can.

“We would appeal for the public’s help and ask that anyone with information or anyone who recognises the man from his description come forward as they may have vital information to assist us.”

Any witnesses or anyone with information should contact police on 101, extension 69191, quoting log number 1313 16/09/14 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.