Tyne & Wear

Sunderland woman raped while walking home alone

A woman was raped while walking home alone in Sunderland, police have said.

The 25-year-old victim knocked on a residents door in a distressed state in Prospect Row, Hendon, in the early hours of Saturday.

She had been out socialising with friends in the city centre, and prior to the incident had visited a Chinese takeaway on Vine Place.

Officers advised people to take care when walking late at night and try to avoid walking home alone.

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