Appeal after Hartlepool bus sex attack

York Road, Hartlepool. Image from Google Maps.
York Road, Hartlepool. Image from Google Maps.

Police have appealed for help to trace a man after a woman was indecently assaulted on a Hartlepool-bound bus.

The 26-year-old woman was assaulted by a man in his 30s on the number 36 Stagecoach bus outside Debenhams on Stockton high street at 3.25pm on Wednesday, August 19.

The man got off the bus on York Road in Hartlepool. The victim spoke to another female passenger on the bus after the assault and they got off at the same stop.

Police would like to speak with the woman that the victim spoke to and anyone else who may have seen anything at the time of the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Martin Bolton on the non-emergency 101 number, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or