Police hunt sex attack suspect as woman is assaulted in Hartlepool

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Police are hunting a suspect after a woman was allegedly sexually assaulted in Hartlepool.

The incident, which saw a 20-year-old attacked, happened on Saturday at about 12.45am.

The victim had been in Yates Wine Lodge, in Victoria Road, before making her way towards Middleton Grange Shopping Centre.

The suspect is described as a white male, about 6ft tall, of large build with a bald head, and between 40-50-years-old. The man was wearing a dark top and jeans.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect or anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Detective Constable David Walker on the non-emergency number 101, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.