Tyne & Wear

Man raped in Washington park, police say

A man has been raped on Wearside, police said.

The victim, who is in his 20s, was approached by another man near a wooden climbing wall in Glebe Park, off Abbey Road, Washington, at about 23:00 BST on Monday.

A man has been arrested and is helping with enquiries, Northumbria Police said.

Extra officers will be patrolling the area in response to community concerns, the force said.

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