Sexual assault in Jesmond

22 Feb 2017 09:28 AM

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Police are appealing for information following a sexual assault in Newcastle.

Between 3am and 4am on Sunday, February 19, a woman was sexually assaulted in a taxi while parked in Orchard Place in Jesmond.

The woman got the black hackney style cab from somewhere in the Pilgrim Street area sometime after 3am.

She was taken to Jesmond and after the car stopped and parked up the driver touched the woman inappropriately. She screamed, fled the car and reported the incident to police.

The man is described as being an Asian male, in his late 20's and with short dark hair and a stubble beard. He was wearing dark clothing and did not speak with an accent local to Newcastle.

Enquiries are ongoing into the incident and anyone with any information that could help with the investigation is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 647 19/02/17.

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