Tyne & Wear

Man, 22, arrested in woodland rape inquiry

A 22-year-old man has been arrested after a woman was raped in woodland on Wearside.

Northumbria Police said the 18-year-old was attacked in Keelman's Lane just off St Luke's Road, Sunderland, just before midnight on Saturday.

Officers said a 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of rape on Monday.

He is currently in custody helping police with their inquiries, a force spokeswoman confirmed.

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