A MAN has been arrested in connection with a sexual offence in South Shields after a ‘no crime’ case was reopened.
The 29-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of trespass with intent to commit a sexual offence that happened in South Shields in November 2013.
He has been bailed pending further inquiries.
The arrest is in connection with an investigation re-opened by Northumbria Police as part of the inquiry into the ‘no-criming’ of rape and sexual offence allegations.
A total of 153 cases were reviewed, of which 54 were deemed to require further investigation.
Forty-eight officers involved were warned they may face disciplinary action as a result of the inquiry.
An audit by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) identified that the force may have incorrectly “no crimed” some rape cases.