Tyne & Wear

Woman raped while walking in Sunderland park

Police on Wearside are hunting a rapist who attacked a woman in a city centre park.

Northumbria Police said the attack happened as the woman, who is in her 40s, was walking in Sunderland's Mowbray Park on Monday afternoon.

A force spokesman said she was approached by a man, described as Asian and aged about 20, at about 16:30 BST.

The spokesman said extra patrols had been mounted in the area in wake of the attack.

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