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A MAN arrested in connection with a sex attack on a teenage girl in a family park has been released without charge.

A 30-year-old man was taken into police custody after a girl was subjected to a serious assault in Burn Valley Gardens, in Hartlepool.

He has now been released without charge and police say no further action will be taken against him.

Investigations are continuing into the incident, which is said to have taken place at 11.50pm on Monday, and detectives are still keen to speak to anyone with information.

A Cleveland Police spokeswoman said: “A 30-year-old man who was arrested in connection with a serious sexual assault has been released with no further action.

“Inquiries are ongoing and we are asking again for anyone with information about this incident to come forward.”

People are asked to ring Detective Sergeant Dave Walker, of Hartlepool CID, on (01642) 302178 or contact Crimestoppers confidentially on 0800 555111.