Police have arrested a male in connection with a rape in Ashington.

Officers were called to an address in the North Seaton area of Ashington at around 1.50am on Wednesday, 5 July  following a report of a woman being raped in her home.

An extensive investigation was launched and yesterday evening (Tuesday 11 July) police arrested a 16-year-old male on suspicion of rape and he is currently detained in custody.

Extra officers remain on patrol in the North Seaton area, and are continuing to speak to residents to reassure the community.

DCI Helen Anderson, who is leading the investigation, said ‘We know there has been a great deal of concern in the neighbourhood and we would like to thank local residents for their support and patience as we have carried out our enquiries. We're also continuing to offer the victim specialist support during this incredibly difficult time’.

If anyone has any additional information they think may be useful to the Police’s investigation please call 101.