Man arrested after woman tells police she's been raped in park

The park where the rape is reported to have taken place. Pic: Google Maps.
The park where the rape is reported to have taken place. Pic: Google Maps.

A man is today helping police with their inquiries after a woman reported that she was raped in a park.

The alleged incident happened at about 1.30am today in a park near Adler Close in Bensham, Gateshead.

A 39-year-old man has been arrested and remains in police custody.

The woman is receiving specialist support from officers.