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Darlington rape: Man, 21, arrested

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Image caption A 21-year-old man who lives in the area has been arrested on suspicion of rape

A woman was punched in the face and raped in a street attack.

Durham Constabulary said the victim, in her 30s, was attacked and dragged to the ground in the early hours near St Augustine's Way in Darlington.

A 21-year-old man who lives in the area has been arrested on suspicion of rape.

Det Sgt Sean Jackson said: "This was a very nasty physical and sexual assault which understandably has left the victim traumatised."

A police cordon remains in place at the scene and an investigation is under way.

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