Woman assaulted in South Shields

05 Jan 2016 00:00 AM

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Police are appealing for information after a woman was assaulted in South Shields.

The incident happened between 6.45pm on Monday, December 28 and 7pm on Monday, December 28 in the pathway between Farnham Road and Egerton Road that runs behind the dairy in Egerton Road.

The woman, aged 56, was approached by a group of youths who asked her for a cigarette and to buy alcohol for them, the woman refused and was pushed to the ground.

She suffered minor injuries as a result of the fall.

It's believed some of the youths were on bikes.

Officers are carrying out enquiries and appealing for any witnesses.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 865 281215 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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