Tyne & Wear

Sex attack on girl in Ashington leads to arrest

A man has been arrested after a young girl was sexually assaulted in Northumberland, police said.

The girl was touched inappropriately in a back lane off Queen Street in Ashington between 16:45 and 17:30 GMT on Friday.

A 33-year-old man has been arrested and bailed in connection with the attack.

Northumbria Police said they were checking CCTV and speaking to residents. Officers appealed to the public for information.

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