Police are appealing for information following an incident in which a man shouted sexually expletive words and gestured towards a lone woman.
The incident happened at around 5pm on Wednesday 20th February on Dent Street in Hartlepool, behind the old cinema.
The man shouted and gestured towards the woman from a stationary vehicle which was a dark blue coloured saloon. The 21-year-old woman was very distressed and frightened by the incident and ran off to get help.
The man is described as white, around 30-years-old with a bald head. He was clean shaven and he was wearing a pale blue T-shirt and black jogging bottoms.
A man matching this description was seen on Cameron Road at around 6pm.
Anyone with information or any witnesses to the incident are asked to contact PC Claire McMahon at York Road Neighbourhood Policing Office in Hartlepool on the non-emergency 101 number or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.