Police investigating a rape in Sunderland are releasing CCTV images as they continue to appeal for information.
On Monday, November 3, a 19-year-old woman reported she had been raped in the early hours of Sunday, November 1, after leaving the Cooper Rose in Albion Place in the city centre. It’s believed the offence happened in the city centre.
Officers are carrying out enquiries into the incident and have identified a potential witness who they believe could have information that can help with the investigation.
Officers are keen for him to get in touch and have released an image of him in the hope he gets in contact.
Detective Chief Inspector Shelley Hudson, said: “This is an extremely serious offence and it’s important we establish what has happened. We’ve identified a man on CCTV who may be a potential witness and may have important information that could help with our enquiries.
“I’d urge the man pictured, or anyone who recognises him, to get in contact with us.
“We have specialist officers working with the victim to offer her the support she requires at this time, it’s important we find out what happened.”
Anyone who recognises the man or has any information about the incident is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference 482 031114 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.