Police hunt man who raped woman in Hartlepool alleyway
Police are hunting for a man after a woman was raped in an alleyway.
The 40-year-old victim was attacked behind York Road, between Lucan Street and Middleton Grange Lane, in Hartlepool, at about 03:00 GMT.
The attacker, who ran off following the rape, is described as white, aged between his late 20s and early 40s, with short hair, a slim build and a local accent.
Cleveland Police is appealing for witnesses to come forward.