7 year old girl assaulted in Sunderland

13 Dec 2016 13:11 PM

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Police are appealing for information after a 7 year old girl was assaulted in Sunderland.

The incident happened at 10.55am on Friday, December 9, outside the Eye Infirmary on Queen Alexandra Road when the girl, who has a disability, was pushed from behind causing her to fall to the ground. The offender then used abusive language towards her before walking away.

The girl was not injured in the incident but was left shaken.

The offender is described as male aged in his early twenties and was wearing a grey Nike hooded top with a large Nike logo on the front, grey tracksuit bottoms, black trainers with a gold Nike logo on and a black baseball cap.

Neighbourhood Sergeant Neil Hudspeth said: "We simply won't tolerate attacks like this happening in our community. An innocent 7 year old has been walking with her father when for no reason she has been pushed to the ground by someone who can only be described as a thug.

"We are doing all we can to find the person responsible and would urge anyone who has any information to please come forward and speak to us."

Anyone with information should contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 371 091216 or Crimestopppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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