Tyne & Wear

Woman sexually assaulted and robbed in Ashington park

A woman was sexually assaulted and robbed as she walked through a Northumberland park.

The woman, in her 30s, was attacked as she made her way home through Hirst Park in Ashington in the early hours of 27 December, Northumbria Police said.

She was punched in the face and pushed to the ground before being assaulted. Her attacker then fled, taking her handbag containing cash.

Police patrols in the area have been stepped up following the incident.

Officers have appealed for witnesses.

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