Appeal for witnesses after report of sexual offence

08 Mar 2016 13:30 PM

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Police investigating a report of a sexual offence in Sunderland are appealing for witnesses.

The incident happened between 10pm and 10.40pm on Friday, February 5, in an address in Roker Avenue. A 17-year-old girl was touched inappropriate over her clothing by the offender.

Officers are carrying out enquiries and believe the offender spoke to the victim outside the nearby Tesco store shortly before the incident. It's believed he was with a group of males.

Any local residents or passersby who remember seeing a group of males near Tesco or in Roker Avenue on February 5 are asked to get in contact with police.

Witnesses should ring Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 1284 050216 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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