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Inquiries continue after woman raped in her home


Police are continuing to carry out extensive inquiries after a woman was raped in her Northumberland home by an intruder.

Officers were called to an address in the North Seaton area of Ashington at around 1.50am yesterday following a report of the victim being attacked. The offender is described as a white male, around 5’5” and of slim build.

Extra officers are on patrol in the area and they are carrying out house-to-house inquiries and speaking to residents to reassure the community.

DCI Helen Anderson, who is leading the investigation, said: “This has clearly been a hugely distressing incident for the victim and we have specialist officers working with her to offer support at this incredibly difficult time.

“We know the community will be shocked by what has happened and I would like to affirm that we are doing all we can to identify and arrest the offender. We ask the public to remain vigilant at this time, check the security of their premises and contact police immediately if they have any concerns.”

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