Police revisit scene of assault one week on

20 Jan 2016 15:00 PM

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Police investigating an assault in Sunderland have revisited the scene one week after the incident.

The incident happened at 8.50pm on Tuesday, January 12, in Beatrice Terrace in Mount Pleasant, Houghton.

The victim, a 44-year-old woman was walking her dog when she saw the occupants of a car throw rubbish out of the window. The victim picked up the rubbish and asked those in the car to take it away with them. Four cars were parked up at the time and the occupants of all of the vehicles got out and challenged the woman resulting in her being assaulted. She suffered moderate injuries as a result of the assault.

It's believed around eight to ten youths were involved.

Last night, Tuesday, Janaury 19, police were in Beatrice Terrace to speak to people in the area and jog their memories, asking whether they were there last week and have information that can help police identify those responsible.

Acting Sergeant Gary Fee said: "Officers from Washington Neighbourhood Police Team have revisited Beatrice Terrace, Mount Pleasant, Houghton le Spring the scene of a serious incident one week ago to carry out further enquiries with members of the public and residents.  Officers carried out further house to house enquiries and completed questionnaires with members of the public in the area. 

"Police would like to speak to a female seen in the area at the time described as white in her late teens to early twenties, 5’6 tall, she had long straight brown hair with a fringe and a round face. 

"We would also like to speak to the drivers and occupants of a blue coloured Toyota Aygo or C1, a Silver Vauxhall Corsa with modifications and an orange vehicle possibly a Ford Focus that were in the area at the time of the incident."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 977 120116 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.



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