A MAN has been arrested after a woman was raped in the back lane of a South Tyneside street.
Police were alerted to the rape which happened at 8.26pm on Saturday.
The victim, a 28-year-old woman, was attacked at a lane in Station Street, Jarrow.
A 53-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the rape and has been bailed pending further inquiries.
Police are carrying out extra patrols in the area to provide a visible presence and reassure residents.
Detectives are appealing for anyone who was in Station Street, particularly in the area near to New Palmer Hospital, on Saturday evening or has any information that could help with the investigation to contact them on 101, ext 69191. Callers are asked to quote reference number 1226 140215.