Washington assault - further appeal for witnesses

01 Mar 2016 10:00 AM

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Police investigating an assault on a 13-year-old in Washington are appealing for further witnesses to come forward.

The incident happened around 5.24pm on Thursday, February 25, near to Holley Park Academy in Ayton Road when the teenager was approached by a man. He is described as male, shaven bald head and wearing a black and orange tracksuit.

The girl was not injured in the incident.

Enquiries are ongoing and detectives are continuing to appeal for information, in particular anyone who was in or passing through nearby Holley Park on the evening of the incident.

Detective Sergeant Ed Hedley said: "Holley Park is nearby to the where the incident happened and we think there may have been a number of in or passing through the park on Thursday evening and would ask this people to please get in contact with us.

"Our enquiries are still ongoing to identify the offender, and any information members of the community may have that can help us is crucial."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 834 250216 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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