Police hunt after woman groped on footpath near primary school

A police hunt is under way after a woman was groped on a footpath close to a primary school.

Thursday, 10th September 2020, 11:47 am
Updated Thursday, 10th September 2020, 11:48 am

Northumbria Police has launched an investigation following a report of a sex attack on the path which links Mowbray Road and Sea Winnings Way, on Westoe Crown Village and close to its primary school.

A women who was walking along the pathway on Tuesday, September 8 was groped by a man who grabbed her bottom before running away, Police have said.

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The incident happened on the pathway which links Sea Winnings Way, in Westoe Crown Village, with Mowbray Road in South Shields. Image copyright Google Maps.

Police officers have appealed for anyone with information to get in touch as inquiries continue.

A spokesperson for the force said: “We are investigating a report of sexual assault in South Shields shortly before 5pm on Tuesday.

“It was reported that a woman was walking on the path from Mowbray Road to Westoe Crown Village when she was approached by a man who grabbed her bottom before making off on foot.

“The offender was believed to have been wearing a grey hoodie and grey joggers.”

Anyone with information which could help with the inquiry into Tuesday’s attack is asked to call 101 quoting log 384 090920.

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