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Report of rape in Newcastle

Dated: 27 Jul 2014

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Police are appealing for information after a report of a rape in Newcastle.

The incident is believed to have happened some time between 11pm on Friday, July 25, and 4am on Saturday, July 26, in the Westgate Road area of Newcastle, near to the bowling alley.

The investigation is in the early stages and specially trained officers are supporting the 26-year-old victim.

The man is described as being in his 20s or 30s, white, around 5ft 8 to 5ft 9ins tall, of thin build, with dark brown or black hair, and young looking features with fresh stubble. He was wearing a pale coloured short-sleeved t-shirt, navy blue jeans and trainers.

Officers are out and about in the area in support of the investigation and to provide reassurance to the local community.

Anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious activity or has any information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference 153 27/07/14, or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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