Tyne & Wear

Arrest after woman raped in Gateshead park

Police tape at scene
Image caption The attack happened in the early hours

A man has been arrested after a woman was raped in a park in Gateshead.

Northumbria Police said the attack happened at about 01:30 BST near Adler Close in Bensham.

Few details have been released but a spokesman said the woman had been "safeguarded" and was receiving specialist support from officers.

The 39-year-old man was being held on suspicion of rape, and remained in police custody.

Image caption The park has been cordoned off

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