Man arrested after attack on disabled girl in Sunderland

Skye Preston
Skye Preston

A man has been arrested after an attack on a disabled girl in Sunderland.

Skye Preston, who has Down's Syndrome, was pushed from behind and fell to the ground after an assault outside Sunderland Eye Infirmary, on Queen Alexandra Road, on Friday, December 9.

The seven-year-old was not injured but was left shaken by the attack.

Northumbria Police said a 34-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and has been released on bail pending enquiries.

Enquiries are continuing and anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 371 091216 or Crimestopppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.