Woman Raped In Newcastle

19 August 2013, 06:09

Police are investigating reports that a 46 year old woman was raped in Newcastle city centre.

It's thought to have happened around 5am, on Saturday, August 17th, close to Bath Lane on a grassed area near the city walls.

It's believed she met the man in the smoking area at the rear of Switch Bar, on Scotswood Road, and then walked with him to a grassy area where he raped her.

The man is described as being 6ft tall, in his late 20s of normal build with dark wavy hair.

He was wearing a white shirt, black matching trousers and jacket, and dark brown shoes.

Detective Sergeant Helen Anderson, from Northumbria Police's Rape Investigation Team, said:
"An investigation is underway to identify the man responsible for this attack and we are appealing for anyone with information to contact us.

In particular we would ask people in the Switch Bar or One Bar to think back and ask themselves whether they remember seeing this man or know who he is.

We would also like to hear from anyone who remembers seeing a man and woman in the area of Bath Lane on a grassed area near the city walls in the early hours of Saturday, August 17."

Detectives are carrying out extensive enquiries to trace the person responsible as the investigation continues.

Anyone affected by rape or sexual violence can contact the REACH Sexual Assault Referral Centre for help, advice and access to support services.

Telephone: (0191) 2219222 (leave a message out of office hours) or online at www.reachsarc.org.uk where links to other agencies are also available.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police are not currently linking this incident with the rape reported on Friday, August 16th, behind the Gate complex in Newcastle.

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