A TEENAGER has been arrested in connection with the rape of a 14-year-old girl at a railway station.

The girl was attacked in the waiting area of Stockton railway station last month.

Police said a 17-year-old youth from the Stockton area was arrested on Saturday. He has since been released on police bail.

The girl was attacked after she was accompanied to the railway station by two youths following a Friday night out at the end of last month.

The two teenagers walked alongside the girl along the area, known as Pencil Path, towards Primrose Park and over the bridge leading to the station. One of the youths then left the area and the girl was attacked.

Police returned to the scene two weeks ago in the hope of finding witnesses.

Sergeant Neil Walker, from Cleveland Police, said the force was now in consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service over the arrest.

Sgt Walker said: "We can confirm a young male was arrested and has since been bailed and that this man is from the local area."

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 405040, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.