Police are appealing for information after a woman was grabbed around her waist by an unknown man, who then indecently exposed himself. The incident occurred at around 6:10am on Saturday 11th January 2014 at the junction of Middleton Road and Marina Way in Hartlepool.
Following the incident, the man walked off towards ASDA. He is described as white in his early twenties, 5ft 4 inches tall with medium build, dark hair and was wearing a dark coloured top and trousers.
Officers say that the man could have been in the area prior to the incident.
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Andrew Young on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.