Tyne & Wear

Sunderland Mowbray Park rape: Man charged

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

The victim, a woman in her 40s, was attacked while she was walking in Mowbray Park on the afternoon of 22 September.

Northumbria Police carried out extra patrols in the area to provide reassurance to the public.

A 26-year-old Hendon man will appear before Sunderland Magistrates' Court on 23 December.

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