Man who grabbed woman hunted by police

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A MAN who grabbed at a woman in a South Shields underpass is being hunted by police.

The incident happened at 9.45pm yesterday in the underpass from Brockley Whins Metro to Masefield Drive.

The woman was walking along the road when a man grabbed at her arm, but she was able to run off.

She wasn’t injured, but was left shaken.

Officers are carrying out inquiries in order to establish the circumstances of the incident.

The man was 6ft 2in tall, in his early to mid 20s, of slim but stocky build, with short, brown hair in a messy style.

He was wearing a black Adidas snood with the logo on the front, a black Adidas hoodie with the white logo on the front and black Adidas jogging bottoms with the logo on the hip.

He was also wearing fleecy gloves and white Nike Airmax trainers with black and white stripes.

Neighbourhood Inspector Dave Hudson said: “We’re carrying out inquiries into the incident to establish the circumstances and would urge anyone who was in the area or may know the identify of the person described to contact us.

“Extra officers will be in the area both to carry out inquiries and to reassure residents and answer any concerns they may have.”

Anyone with information should contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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