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7 October 2014, 17:00
A man's been arrested after a man was raped in Glebe Park in Washington.
It happened around 11pm on Monday, October 6th, near the wooden climbing wall in Glebe Park off Abbey Road.
The man, who is in his 20s, was approached by an unknown man.
Officers are carrying out enquiries into the incident and asking anyone who has any information to contact them.
Extra officers are in the area carrying out patrols.
Detective Inspector Dave English
"We're carrying out enquiries into the incident and asking anyone who may have information, whether they were in or around the park on Monday night or know who is responsible, to get in contact.
This was a distressing incident for the victim and specially trained officers will be offering him support throughout out the process.
We understand the local community may be concerned and extra officers will be in the area carrying out patrols to offer reassurance."
Anyone with information should contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference 1292 061014 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.