Bus-stop inquiry

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POLICE are investigating after a teenage girl was allegedly inappropriately touched by a man at a bus stop.

Officers say the 13-year-old was waiting for a bus on Seaside Lane in Easington Colliery when she was approached by a man. During the incident, he is said to have touched her in a sexual way.

The girl managed to move away from him and the police were called. The incident happened between 9.30pm and 10pm on Monday.

The man was said to be wearing dark sports clothing and carrying a white plastic bag.

A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of sexual touching and has been released on bail pending further inquiries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Durham Constabulary on 0345 60 60 365.