Appeal for Information Following Rape in Stockton

Police are investigating a report of rape which took place in the Sheraton Park area of Stockton on Thursday 15th November 2018.

The incident occurred between 5:30pm and 7:45pm when a 12-year-old girl was approached by an unknown man at the traffic lights on Durham Road opposite the Mile House pub. The man then followed the girl along Darlington Lane towards Sheraton Park where she was subsequently raped in a secluded area.

The man is described as being a black male in his 20s, around 6 ft tall and of muscular build and he spoke with a local accent. He was wearing tight black jeans which were ripped at the knees and a dark coloured top and baseball cap.

Officers are appealing for any motorists who were in this area at the time of the incident who may have any dash cam footage to please get in touch.

Specialist officers are currently providing the victim and her family with support.

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact DC Lindsay Davidson from Cleveland Police on 101 quoting event number 017514. Crimestoppers anonymously can be contacted on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.