POLICE have arrested five men after an alleged sex attack on a teenager.
Officers were called to the Blackhall area on Monday night after reports the girl had been assaulted.
Detectives launched an investigation and carried out inquiries which led to the arrests being made.
The five have been arrested on suspicion of committing serious sexual offences.
The men, aged between 17 and 27, are all from the Hartlepool area, and spent yesterday being questioned at Peterlee Police station.
Anyone with information about the attack is asked to contact Durham Police, tel: 101 or Crimestoppers, tel: 0800 555 111.