Sex attack on teen in park

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A TEENAGER was subjected to what police have described as a “serious” sexual assault as she walked through a park.

Police say the girl was attacked as she made her way through Burn Valley Gardens, not far from Rydal Street, in Hartlepool, late at night.

Part of the area, which is regularly used by families, was cordoned off and scene-of-crime officers scoured for clues following the alleged incident, which is said to have happened at 11.50pm on Monday.