A WOMAN was raped in central Middlesbrough at about midnight.

The 28-year-old woman reported being raped by a man near to the Pig Iron Pub, on Corporation Road in Middlesbrough, on Sunday night or the early hours of Monday morning.

Detectives are in the very early stages of the investigation and want to appeal for anyone with information to get in touch.

An area close to the pub was cordoned off on Monday morning for forensic officers to make inquiries.

The suspect is described as a white male, around 5ft 4” tall, with short blonde hair which was combed to the side and blue eyes.

  • Any witnesses or anyone with information as to the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Middlesbrough CID at Cleveland Police on 101, quoting event number 115042.