Teen arrested over alleged Sunderland beach rape

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A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of raping a woman as they walked along a Sunderland beach.

A 19-year-old was arrested by police after the attack, which took place on Thursday afternoon as a man and woman walked along Hendon beach.

Police said it is believed the man pushed the woman to the ground and raped her.

He has been bailed pending further police inquiries.