Man arrested as part of investigation into alleged sex attack on girl in Washington

Dilston Close in Washington. Image courtesy of Google Maps.

Dilston Close in Washington. Image courtesy of Google Maps.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault on a girl.

Northumbria Police said the incident happened between 9am and 9.15am on Wednesday, March 30, when a young teenage girl was touched inappropriately over clothing when she was walking along Dilston Close in Washington.

Inquiries are ongoing into this matter and a 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and released on bailed as the investigation continues.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 226 30/03/16 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.