A 17-year-old boy has been charged with rape, sexual assault, kidnap and two counts of assault after a woman was allegedly attacked near St Marks Church in Matamba Terrace, Sunderland, in the early hours of Sunday morning.
He was arrested yesterday after police were called to reports of a rape in an alley near the church at around 3:30am.
Police investigating a rape that happened in Newcastle city centre in the early hours of Tuesday, October 27, have arrested a man, 27, on suspicion of rape. He remains in custody.
Officers are continuing their appeal for anyone with information to get in touch. Northumbria Police says anyone who was in the Saville Row area around 4.30am on Tuesday could have vital information that will help with the investigation.
Police investigating a rape in Newcastle have released CCTV images of a man they want to identify.
The incident took place between 2.00am and 3.30am on Sunday, August 23.
The alleged victim was raped after leaving the O2 Academy on Westgate Road as she walked along the top of Pink Lane at the junction with Waterloo Street.
Anyone who recognises the man pictured is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101, extension 69191, quoting reference 278 230815.
Northumbria Police has issued an appeal for information after a 23-year-old man was reportedly raped in Sunderland.
The incident took place in the early hours of the morning on Sunday September 13 in the Panns Bank area of the city centre.
The victim had his mobile phone, watch and wallet stolen.
Police are investigating the incident which is thought to have happened between the victim leaving a nightclub in Holmeside, in the early hours, and 5.30am on Sunday morning.
Cleveland Police have issued an appeal for information after a woman,34, was reportedly sexually assaulted and raped in Middlesbrough.
Police say the incident took place at around 10:40pm on Tuesday (28th July) when the woman left The Junction pub at the junctionsof Borough Road and Union Street.
The woman was approached by a male on a BMX bike and walked with him to meet a second male before going to an address nearby.
After leaving this address, they were walking along St Aidan's Drive when one of the males pushed the victim to the ground and sexually assaulted and raped her.
The victim managed to break free and run away. She suffered bruising to her arms and lumps to the back of her head.
Police say the suspect has been described as a white male in his late twenties, 5ft 9" tall, and of stocky build. He was wearing a flat cap with green and beige checks on it and possibly a grey tracksuit. He was also pushing a mountain bike.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101.
The vicar at St Mark's Church in Shiremoor led a church service on Sunday evening after reports a teenage girl had been raped in the grounds.
The young teenager reported being attacked last Monday evening at around 8pm after being forcibly led from Park Lane into the church grounds by a stranger who police believe is in his early teens.
Anyone with information should contact police on 101.
Northumbria Police has put extra patrols in the area of Shiremoor in North Tyneside after a young teenage girl was taken to and raped in church grounds.
Detective Sergeant Donna Rose said: "Reports of this nature are obviously concerning and we're doing everything possible to establish exactly what happened."
"We also know that these incidents can be concerning to the local community, there are extra patrols in the area."
Police are investigating a rape against a young teenage girl, who was forcibly taken to and then attacked in a church yard.
The girl was walking along Park Lane in Shiremoor, on Monday October 13 at 8pm, when a stranger led her towards St Mark's Chruch and raped her in the grounds.
The attacker is believed to be in his early teens.