Woman in Seaburn beach knifepoint attack


A woman was attacked at knifepoint as she jogged along the seafront in Sunderland, police said.

Northumbria Police said the 33-year-old was on the promenade at Seaburn when she heard a call for help and went down on to the beach at 1845 GMT on Friday.

She was assaulted at knifepoint leaving her shocked and distressed but she did not need hospital treatment.

Police are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time to contact them.

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