Sunderland footpath rape claim 'false'


An allegation that a woman was raped on a footpath in Sunderland was false, police have said.

Northumbria Police were investigating the alleged attack on the path overlooking Carley Hill Quarry, on Emsworth Road, on 29 December.

But have now said they are no longer investigating.

A police spokeswoman said: "Following an investigation it has now been established that no crime has been committed."

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