Sunday 27 May 2018

Man arrested after mother bundled into car with toddler and subjected to seven-hour rape ordeal

Redcar seafront in North Yorkshire
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A man has been arrested on suspicion of rape after a woman and her toddler were bundled into a car in Redcar and the mother was raped, Cleveland Police have said.

The 31-year-old suspect is being held at a station in the UK.

The woman was with her child on the seafront in Redcar, North Yorkshire when they were forced into a car between 11.30am and 12.30pm last Friday.

They were driven to a different location, where the woman was raped, before being let go around five to seven hours later.

A Cleveland Police spokesman said at the weekend that the woman, in her 30s, and the toddler were near a boating lake when the dark-coloured saloon car drove towards them along a ramp.

Two men got out and made the mother and child get into the back of the vehicle, which was driven to Yearby, on Longbeck Lane, off the A174, where the woman was raped.

Police said the pair were let out of the car on Kirkleatham Lane, between the turn off for Kirkleatham Museum and a bus stop towards Redcar, between 5.30pm and 6.30pm the same day.

The woman and her child ran across the road and towards a wooded area.

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