29/03/2018 Hartlepool

Police Appeal Following Sexual Assault in Seaton Carew

Police are appealing for witnesses to a sexual assault which took place on Seaton Front in Seaton Carew on Thursday 22nd March.

The incident happened between 4.10pm and 4.20pm, as a 21-year-old woman made her way along the promenade heading towards Seaton.

As the victim approached the Staincliffe Hotel she crossed the road, heading away from the coast, and was followed by a male as they continued to walk towards Seaton Front.

The victim approached a zebra crossing outside the Norton Hotel where a lorry stopped to allow her to cross. At this point the male suspect sexually assaulted her and then walked off towards Seaton Front.

The suspect is described as a white male, of skinny build, around 5ft 8” tall and either bald or with very short, fair hair. He was wearing a sky blue jacket with black jogging bottoms, trainers and a thin back pack. He is described as having a “bounce” to his walk.

Any witnesses or anyone with information regarding the male responsible is asked to contact PC Christopher Dove on the non-emergency number 101 quoting event number 50251, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.