UPDATE: Rape investigation in Sunderland

29 Feb 2016 12:00 PM

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UPDATE: Monday, February 29, 6.30pm


David Carney, 27, of Hart Square, Sunderland, has been charged with two counts of rape after a 15-year-old girl was raped in Sunderland on Saturday evening (Feb 27).

He will appear before South Tyneside Magistrates Court tomorrow morning.


UPDATE: Monday, February 29

A man has been arrested in connection with a rape in Sunderland.

Police launched an investigation after a report a 15-year-old had been raped in the city centre, on a grassed area in St Mary's Way, on Saturday night (February 27).

Detectives have been carrying out enquiries in the incident and a 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of rape.

He is currently in police custody helping police with their enquiries.

Southern Area Command Chief Inspector Paul Milner said: "This has been an incredibly distressing time for the victim and I'd like to thank her for her bravery in speaking to us, we have specially trained officers offering her and her family support and they will continue to do so throughout the course of the investigation."

Officers are continuing to appeal for witnesses and anyone with information should contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 1254 270216 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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