Police appeal after woman sexually assaulted

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Police are appealing for information after a woman was sexually assaulted in Sunderland.

The 22-year-old woman was sexually assaulted walking down the Ryhope Road at 2.45am on August 8 where an unknown man approached her and touched her inappropriately over her clothing before making off.

The offender is described as a white man in his 60s, 5 feet 4” tall, with short grey hair. He was wearing jeans and a white coat.

Police are carrying out enquiries in the area and are appealing for information.

Anyone who recognises the man, or who has any information in relation to the assault, is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference number 257 of 08/08/15 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.