Tyne & Wear

Six men held after woman attacked in Sunderland house

Six men have been arrested after a woman was attacked in a house in Sunderland.

The 26-year-old had been in the city centre on Saturday night and then woke up in a property in Peel Street with cuts and bruises, police said.

She managed to leave the house and get to a family member's home at about 05:00 BST on Sunday, a Northumbria force spokesman said.

He said the woman told officers she believed a drink may have been spiked.

The spokesman said: "We know the woman had been in Sunderland city centre on Saturday night before waking up in a strange address in Peel Street with cuts and bruises.

"She managed to leave the house and get to a family member's home on Sunday morning.

"This is obviously a very serious incident and something we know the local community will be concerned about and we will have officers on patrol to offer reassurance to anyone who may be concerned."

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