Sex assault on teenager

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A TEENAGE girl was sexually assaulted by a man on a bike.

Police said the attack happened on Thursday, at 12.50pm, on Stotts Pastures, in Houghton.

The 18-year-old victim was making her way along the street when a man approached her on a bike and sexually assaulted her before riding off. She was left shaken but unharmed.

The man is described as being in his late 30s, about 6ft tall and of normal build. He was wearing a black cycle helmet, hi-vis vest and dark blue tracksuit bottoms.

He was carrying a rucksack with zig zag strings on it.

The bike was red and had a mountain bike frame and thin tyres, with curved handlebars.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, extension 69191, quoting log number 553 060214, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.