AN ATTEMPTED rape took place in a busy Middlesbrough pub at the weekend.

The incident, involving a 38-year-old female victim, happened between 10pm and 10.30pm in the Discovery Bar on Newport Road, not far from Captain Cook Square, on Saturday.

A 32-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident and he has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Any witnesses or anyone with further information is asked to contact Detective Constable Jonathan Holborow on the non-emergency number 101, quoting event number 208548.

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