POLICE arrest man after sex assault on South Tyneside bridge

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POLICE have arrested a man after a sexual assault in Jarrow.

The incident happened at 11.30pm, on Sunday, March 9, on the footbridge leading from Edinburgh Road to Low Simonside, crossing Leam Lane.

The victim, in her 30s, was walking on the footbridge when she was grabbed from behind by the offender, pushed to the ground and sexually assaulted.

The woman was left shaken but uninjured by the incident.

Police have arrested a 24-year-old man on suspicion of sexual assault by touching. He has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police on 101, extension 69191, quoting log number 1491 09/03/14, or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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