Police investigating report of 'explicit photos' of Sunderland woman posted online
An inquiry has been launched after a Wearside woman reported explicit images of her had been posted online.
Northumbria Police has confirmed an investigation is under way after the 32-year-old from Sunderland raised concerns about photographs of her which had been published on the internet.
A spokesman said: "We are investigating a report of malicious communication involving explicit photographs circulating online.
“We take this type of offence very seriously and an investigation is ongoing.
“We would encourage anybody who is a victim of this type of crime to come forward and report it to police on 101.”