POLICE have cordoned off a wooded area in a business park in Middlesbrough as officers were searching the area as part of an ongoing investigation into a report of a rape

The cordon is currently in place in the wooded area near Bulmer Way with an officer guarding the area.

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Reports suggest officers were seen combing the grass and woodland, which runs close to the A66, with sticks.

According to reports, officers were seen with sticks and an evidence bag combing the area.

The cordon has since been taken down and police have left the scene.

A spokesperson for Cleveland Police said: "The police presence is part of ongoing enquiries into a report of rape on a female.”


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