Tyne & Wear

Woman, 62, sexually assaulted at Sunderland bus shelter

A 62-year-old woman has been left "incredibly shaken" after being sexually assaulted in Sunderland.

The attack happened at 17:50 BST on Thursday at a bus shelter near the wooded area in Trimdon Street.

She was approached by a man who grabbed her and assaulted her, leaving her with facial injuries and needing hospital treatment.

Northumbria Police's Neighbourhood Inspector Neal Craig said it was a "nasty attack".

Police are appealing for witnesses to help find the man, described as approximately 6ft tall, 25 to 30 years old and with short brown hair.

Insp Craig said: "This was a nasty attack on a woman in the early hours of the evening and understandably the victim has been left incredibly shaken by the assault.

"We're carrying out extensive enquiries to identify who is responsible and would urge anyone who was in the area at the time to contact police.

"Officers will be carrying out regular patrols in the area to reassure people and answer any concerns they have."

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