Man released on bail after being questioned over rape

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A MAN has been bailed after he was arrested in connection with a sex attack in Chester-le-Street.

Officers investigating an assault on a 33-year-old woman arrested the 28-year-old on suspicion of rape at his home in the town on Friday.

He was questioned by police at Peterlee Police Station and has been released on bail until April 12.

The assault took place in the early hours of last Saturday morning, March 1, in the Chester-le-Street or Pelton area.

Inquiries are still ongoing.

Police urge anyone with information to call the non-emergency number 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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