A 53- year old man has been arrested in connection with the rape of a 28-year-old woman in Jarrow.
The incident took place on Saturday, February 14 at 8:26pm in a rear lane Station Street.
The arrested male has since been bailed until further inquires have been made.
Extra police patrols are being carried out to ensure residents are reassured.
The police are appealing for witnesses to come forward if they have information to help with further investigation or for anyone who was in the area around that time. Contact them on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference number 1226 140215.#####