Police are appealing for information after an 11-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in Washington.
The incident happened on Tuesday, July 14, around 9pm in Meadowfield, in Springwell Village.
The 11-year-old was approached by a man who touched her bottom over her clothing before making off from the scene.
The man is described as white, approximately 50 years old, slim build and wearing a burgundy coloured long sleeved top.
Sergent Wayne Sinclair, of the Washington Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We are asking the local community to contact Northumbria Police with any information relating to this enquiry.”
Extra patrols are being carried out in the locality and anyone with information should contact northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference 1323 140715 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.