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Teenager sexually assaulted in Newcastle

November 7, 2014, 8:58 pm

Police are appealing for information after a teenager was sexually assaulted in Newcastle.

It happened at 5.20pm on Thursday, November 6, when a 16-year-old girl was walking along a footpath to the rear of Go Outdoors in West Denton.

A man approached the girl, put his arm around her and touched her inappropriately over the top of her clothing before walking off. The girl was shocked and shaken but wasn’t injured in the incident.

The suspect is described as white, aged between 20 and 25 years old, about 5ft 9ins to 5ft 10ins tall, with stubble, wearing black glasses, a red and blue hooded top and dark jeans.

Newcastle Chief Inspector Ali Best said: “We’re making enquiries into this offence and would ask anyone who was in the area of West Denton Way towards the West Denton Retail Park area who saw a man fitting this description or acting suspicious to get in touch.

“We understand incidents such as this cause concern and additional patrols are taking place in the area. Officers are carrying out house to house enquiries and linking in with local schools and businesses. Anyone who has concerns is urged to contact their local officers.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference 942 06/11/14, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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