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Man arrested over Sunderland rape and assault of teenagers

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Image caption The attack took place in Mowbray Park, Northumbria Police said

A man has been arrested after one teenage girl was raped and another sexually assaulted in a park in Sunderland.

A 16-year-old girl was raped and her 15-year-old friend sexually assaulted, just before 19:00 on Monday, in Mowbray Park, Northumbria Police said.

A 46-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of rape, the police spokesman said.

The man is currently helping officers with their inquiries.

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