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Police have launched an investigation following the sexual assault of a 12-year-old school boy in a busy city centre.

Newcastle image 1_tcm4-97935Police have received reports that a 12-year-old boy was approached by an unknown male in Stowell Street, in Newcastle City Centre at 4pm on Thursday August 14th.

The unknown man then touched the boy inappropriately, Police are carrying out active enquiries.

No description has been released, however police have released a CCTV image of the man they wish to speak to.

Anyone with information is requested to contact Northumbria Police on 101

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