Police are appealing for witnesses after reports that a 17-year-old girl was raped in Sunderland this morning.
The alleged attack happened outside Arizona bar in the city centre at around 3.30am this morning (Sunday 11 May). Detectives are particularly keen to get in touch with a taxi driver in a red hatchback car. Any witnesses should get in touch with Northumbria Police.
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