A WOMAN taxi driver was sexually assaulted by her passenger as she drove.
The attack happened on Tuesday, shortly before 2pm, after a youth got into her car on Bede Way, next to the bus station, in Peterlee.
He sat in the front passenger seat, as they travelled, he touched her inappropriately.
The victim pulled over on Grampian Drive and the youth fled in the direction of Shrewsbury Close.
The attacker is described as having a pale complexion with freckles across his cheeks.
He was wearing light grey tracksuit bottoms and a dark hooded top.
Anyone who can help identify the teenager is asked to contact Durham Constabulary on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.