Tyne & Wear

Man charged over Mowbray Park sex attacks

Mowbray Park, Sunderland Image copyright Google
Image caption The girls were attacked in Sunderland's Mowbray park

A man has been charged with rape and sexual assault following an attack on two teenagers on Wearside.

A 16-year-old girl was raped and her 15-year-old female friend was sexually assaulted in Sunderland's Mowbray Park at about 19:00 GMT on 8 December.

Northumbria Police said a 46-year-old from the Barnes area of the city had been charged.

He will appear at Sunderland Magistrates' Court later.

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