Teenager raped in Sunderland woods

CRIME: Crime scene.
CRIME: Crime scene.
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POLICE are looking for a rapist who attacked a teenager in an area of woodland on Saturday.

The 18-year-old victim told police she was raped between 11.30pm and midnight in an area of woodland in Keelman’s Lane, just off St Luke’s Road.

The attacker is described as being white, around 5ft 4ins tall and aged between 18 and 25.

Officers are keen to trace anyone who was in the area of Keelman’s Lane or St Luke’s Road around the time of the offence.

They specifically want to track down three potential witnesses, who they believe were in the area and who may have information.

They want to speak to a man who was walking in Keelman’s Lane with two dogs at around 11.30pm.

They also want to speak to two men who spoke to a couple walking along Hylton Road at around 10.30pm.

Extra officers are in the area carrying out enquiries and providing reassurance, while specially trained officers are working to support the victim.

The three witnesses, or anyone with any information that could help with enquiries, is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference number 68 of 11/10/14.