POLICE are investigating an allegation of rape near Pennywell in Sunderland.
The alleged sex offence was reported at 9.30am yesterday and the rape is said to have happened overnight.
Police say they have yet to establish the exact circumstances of what happened and the location, although the scene is thought to have been one of the subways beneath Chester Road.
A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: “Police are carrying out inquiries following an allegation of rape.
“Inquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances and the location. Officers are in the area to carry out inquiries and answer any concerns people might have.”
Police are appealing for anyone with information to call 101 ext 69191 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.