Man released following arrest over rape allegation in Sunderland

Officers have released a man who was arrested following a report of rape in Sunderland.
Officers have released a man who was arrested following a report of rape in Sunderland.

A man arrested after a rape allegation was reported to police has been released.

Northumbria Police launched an investigation after receiving a report of a rape at an address in the Silksworth area of Sunderland on Wednesday, July 18.

The force confirmed yesterday that a man was arrested in connection with their enquiries and say it is believed those involved are known to each other.

The man has now been released under investigation.

A spokesman for the force said: "A man has been released under investigation.

"Inquiries are ongoing into the incident."