Key witnesses sought
07 Mar 2017 15:00 PM[View Full Size]
Police investigating a sexual assault in Sunderland are keen to trace a couple who were approached by a man asking for a cigarette.
The incident happened in Newbold Avenue in the early hours of Sunday, February 26.
Its believed the couple were approached by the man in or around Newcastle Road between 11pm on Saturday and 2am on Sunday.
The couple are asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 260217 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
A man has been charged in connection with the incident.
A 32 year old man has been charged with a number of offences including robbery, sexual assault and false imprisonment.
He appeared before South Tyneside Magistrates' Court on March 2where he was remanded in custody. He is next due to appear at Newcastle Crown Court on March 30.