Tyne & Wear

Sunderland park rape suspect arrested

A man has been arrested in connection with a rape in a Sunderland city centre park.

The 26-year-old man was detained on suspicion of rape and bailed pending further enquiries.

The victim, a woman aged in her 40s, was attacked last Monday afternoon while she was walking in Mowbray Park.

Northumbria Police said officers were supporting the victim and extra patrols were still in the area to provide reassurance to the community.

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