A TEENAGER arrested over an attack on a woman in her South Tyneside home has had his bail extended.
The 19-year-old was arrested on suspicion of burglary after the break-in at a house in Black Road, Hebburn, on Wednesday, August 7.
A woman in her 50s was attacked by a would-be burglar after disturbing him in her home at 12.40am.
The raider then fled before she could raise the alarm.
The householder was taken to South Tyneside District Hospital for treatment and later discharged.
After the police arrived, they arrested the 19-year-old nearby.
He was released on bail while detectives investigated further and answered his bail yesterday, only to be re-bailed until October.
After the raid, Superintendent Andrea Henderson, of the police’s South Tyneside area command, said: “We recognise this incident will have caused concern in the community, and extra patrols are taking place in the area.
“We’re carrying out inquiries to establish exactly what has happened.
“We are providing support to the victim, as obviously this was extremely distressing for her.”
Yesterday, a police spokesman said investigations were still ongoing and issued a renewed appeal for any witnesses to the burglary to come forward.
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 ext 69191 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.