12.5 C
London
Monday, October 19, 2020

Girl sexually assaulted in Consett as she walked home from school 

Must Read

Circuit breaker lockdown announced for Wales from Friday

Wales has announced they will enter a fire break period to help prevent another national lockdown.

Greater Manchester MP Yasmin Qureshi admitted to hospital with Coronavirus

Greater Manchester MP Yasmin Qureshi has been admitted to hospital with coronavirus. She...

Peterlee police warn parents will be fined for allowing children to sleep over during covid local lockdown.

Peterlee Police have warned parents will be fined for allowing their children to sleep over at their...
Girl sexually assaulted in Consett as she walked home from school  3
Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood writes crime and policing news and graduated Teesside Uni with a degree in Crime & Investigation.

Police are appealing for information following a sexual assault on a 14 year-old girl near to Genesis Way, Consett.

The assault happened at 3.50pm on Thursday, May, 5 on ‘the heaps’ at the back of the Tesco Extra Store. The girl was approached from behind and knocked to the ground where she was sexually assaulted before she was able to run to safety.

The man, described as in his 20’s, 5’9” tall, of mixed race with black short hair, broad shoulders, skinny. It is possible he had his ear pierced and was wearing a ring. He was also wearing a grey hoodie and smelt strongly of urine.

PC Karen Myers, from Consett CID, said: “This is a clearly a very shocking and upsetting incident for the girl involved and the wider community.

“We would like to reassure people that we are doing everything we can to trace the individual involved, we are currently reviewing town centre CCTV to identify this man and are now appealing to the public for information to assist us.”

Specialist officers are supporting the girl and her family.
Anyone with information should call 101 and ask for PC Karen Myers at Consett CID.

Enjoyed this article?

Then please consider following us on on Twitter or Instagram For the latest crime and policing news.

Coronavirus Information

There’s a lot of misinformation doing the rounds about #coronavirus, and it’s hard to know who to trust. Visit NHS Directly to find out what the symptoms are, how to prevent the spread, and who should stay at home..

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Latest News

- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This

Enjoyed this article?

Then please consider following us on on Twitter or Instagram For the latest crime and policing news.

Coronavirus Information

There’s a lot of misinformation doing the rounds about #coronavirus, and it’s hard to know who to trust. Visit NHS Directly to find out what the symptoms are, how to prevent the spread, and who should stay at home..