Decision not to charge man over Sunderland rape allegation upheld after review

September 16, 2017
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The decision not to charge a man arrested in connection with a rape investigation in Sunderland has been upheld following a review by a legal expert.

A woman alleged she was subjected to a sex attack at an address in Peel Street, Hendon, overnight between Saturday, September 3, and Sunday, September 4, last year.

The complainant in this case has been provided with a detailed explanation of this decision in writing and her legal representative has also met CPS prosecutors to discuss the outcome.

Crown Prosecution Service spokesman

Six men were arrested as part of an investigation by Northumbria Police, which then put together a file of evidence for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in relation to one suspect for a single allegation of rape and assault.

However, the CPS took…


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