Police are looking to trace down men after reports a woman was raped in Derwent Street in Sunderland City Centre, and have released the following image:

Police received a report at about 4am on Sunday (February 27) that a woman had been raped inside a car that parked on Derwent Street in the city centre.

After leaving the 7even nightclub, the victim got into a car with a man and was reportedly raped inside the vehicle.

An investigation has been launched into the incident and the victim is being offered support by specialist officers.

As part of their enquiries, police have now identified two men who they say were in the area at the time.

They could have information that can assist the ongoing investigation and officers are appealing to the public to come forward if they know either of them.

Officers are also asking anyone who has any other information that could help their enquiries to get in touch immediately.

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