A WOMAN has been left shaken after a sex attack by a chubby cross-eyed man.
The 20-year-old was walking along Quarryheads Lane in Durham on Wednesday night when she noticed a man walking in the opposite direction following three women.
The man then changed direction and started to follow her before assaulting her. Police are appealing for help to track down the attacker and said they plan to increase patrols in the area.
Detective Inspector Traci McNally, of Durham CID, said, “I would like to appeal for the three females in the area of Quarryheads Lane at approximately 6pm to 7pm on Wednesday to come forward and provide us with any information to help with this inquiry.
“I would also like to appeal to anybody in the area at this time who may have seen the man, who is described as about 25-years-old, 5ft 7in tall, broad shoulders and chubby build, and is cross-eyed, to come forward. This young lady is understandably shocked and distressed by what has happened.
“While I would like to reassure the public that this is an isolated incident, I would also encourage females who are walking in the area in the evening to be extra vigilant.” Anyone with information is asked to call Durham Constabulary on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting reference DHM-21052014-0424.