Two teenagers raped and sexually assaulted in Mowbray Park

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Police are looking for a man who raped a 16-year-old girl and sexually assaulted her 15-year-old friend in Mowbray Park. 

The incident happened at around 7pm on Monday, December 8.

An investigation is underway and enquiries are ongoing to establish exactly what happened, involving checking CCTV in the area as well as speaking to the two victims.

Superintendent Ged Noble, Sunderland Area Command, said: “These are extremely serious allegations and we’re doing everything possible to piece together what has happened and establish the circumstances.

“We understand incidents such as this cause concern in the community and I’d like to reassure people we’re doing everything possible to trace this man.”

Officers are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in or around the area. In particular, the police are keen to speak to a man who was in the company of two girls as potential witnesses.

Extra patrols are being carried out within the park and the surrounding area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference 1047 08/12/14, or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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