Police seal off part of Roker Park in rape investigation

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Police sealed off an area of a Sunderland park this morning as they investigate reports of a rape.

Officers were present in Roker Park, where a section of path had been cordoned off.

Police in Roker Park this morning

Police in Roker Park this morning

Northumbria Police said it received a report of concern for a woman in Roker Park Road at 5.24am.

They attended the scene and the woman told officers that she had been raped in the park.

An investigation is underway and a section of the park has been cordoned off while enquiries are carried out.

There are extra officers in the area carrying out patrols and speaking to people this morning.

A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and is currently in custody.

Anyone who was in the area this morning and who saw or heard anything is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 108 29/11/16.

A section of Roker Park was cordoned off by police this morning.

A section of Roker Park was cordoned off by police this morning.