Police appeal after sexual assault in Sunderland street

The city centre lane where the incident took place
The city centre lane where the incident took place
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Police investigating a sexual offence in Sunderland are appealing for information.

The incident happened in the early hours of the morning at around 2.30am on Saturday, June 25, in the lane between Holmeside and Blandford Street.

Officers are carrying out enquiries and believe the offender to be a white male, aged between 21 and 25.

He is described as being about 5ft11, stocky build and with short dark brown hair. He was wearing blue jeans and a white t-shirt.

Enquiries are on-going into the incident and the victim is receiving appropriate support.

Extra officers will be in the area to carry out enquiries and offer reassurance.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 180 250616 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.