Man arrested after woman assaulted in Sunderland house

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A WOMAN has been assaulted in a Sunderland home.

Police have arrested a 65-year-old man after the 63-year-old victim was assaulted in Grangetown.

The incident took place at 4.45pm on Saturday in Westheath Avenue.

Officers attended the scene and arrested the man. He is currently in police custody.

The victim was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary where she is receiving treatment for her injuries.

Enquiries are ongoing into the incident and there will be a visible policing presence in the area this evening.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference number 898 23/05/15.