Investigation after woman attacked in Ponteland Park

A man who allegedly attacked a woman in a North East park is being hunted by police.

He is said to have struck just after 6pm on Friday in the area of Ponteland Park as the woman was walking in the area of the park between Waitrose and the Memorial Hall in Penteland.

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She told police she was grabbed by an unknown man who put both of his arms around her chest.

The victim said she has then managed to kick the offender and fled.

It is believed the offender has then left the area, heading in the direction of Darras Hall. 

The incident was immediately reported to Northumbria Police and an investigation  was launched.

Enquiries remain ongoing and police remain in the area, carrying out reassurance patrols.

Officers have already spoken to a number of people and reviewed CCTV of the area.

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Police are appealing for anyone who might have seen the man, or have information about this incident to come forward.

The man is described as a white male, average height , large build, and was wearing a black beanie hat, with black gloves, and a black snood or scarf up to his nose. He was also wearing dark trousers and a dark jacket.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police by using the ‘Tell us Something’ page on our website, or by calling 101, quoting log NP-2023-0113-0881.

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