Woman sexually assaulted in Sunderland

27 Feb 2017 12:21 PM

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Police are appealing for information after a woman was sexually assaulted in Sunderland.

The incident happened in Newbold Avenue at around 2.20am in the early hours of Sunday, February 26.

It's believed the victim and offender had walked from Newbold Avenue to the cashpoint at Thompson Road before walking back to Newbold Avenue before the assault took place.

Enquiries are on-going into the incident and police are appealing for witnesses.

Extra officers are on patrol to offer reassurance to local residents.

Detective Inspector Dave Cole said: "If anyone has any information that can help with our enquiries then we would ask them to come forward and speak to us."

Any witnesses should contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 160 260217 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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