Cleveland Police have launched an investigation after a your woman was sexually assaulted in Hartlepool. 

A 20-year-old woman was sexually assaulted as she walked from Yates Wine Lodge on Victoria Road in Hartlepool.

The incident occurred on Saturday 30th July at around 12:45am when the victim and a man left Yates Wine Lodge on Victoria Road and they made their way towards Middleton Grange Shopping Centre before he sexually assaulted her.

He is described as a white male, around 6 ft ” tall, of large build with a bald head and between 40-50-years-old. The man was wearing a dark top and jeans.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect or anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Detective Constable David Walker on the non-emergency number 101, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or

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