A MAN has been interviewed by detectives investigating an alleged sex attack in Seaham town centre.
The 33-year-old claimed he was sexually assaulted by another man who approached him while he walked down Church Street.
The pair began talking and headed towards Foundry Road, near to Asda, in Byron Place Shopping Centre.
The victim claimed the other man started to make advances to him and he was sexually assaulted, but managed to get away. He raised the alarm with a security guard at the shopping centre.
Police appealed for anyone who saw the other man, who is said to have spoken with a local accent, had light-coloured hair and was wearing a light blue hooded top.
He was drinking from a bottle and carrying a white plastic bag.
Detectives say since the appeal, a man has come forward to speak to them about what happened. He has not been arrested, but has attended a police station voluntarily.
The attack is said to have happened at about 6.30am on Saturday, February 22.
The police investigation in continuing.
Anyone with information is asked to call Durham Constabulary on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.