Sex pest targets teen in Hartlepool

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Police are tring to trace a man who made sexually suggestive comments to a teenager in the town.

The incident happened as the 15-year-old girl was walking along Raby Road in Hartlepool, just past Millhouse Leisure Centre towards the crossroads of Raby and Middleton Road.

The man was walking behind the victim, at around 9.05pm on Wednesday, December 3, as he made sexually suggestive comments to her. The victim briefly turned around and shouted out for the man to leave her alone, to which he made off towards the Millhouse Leisure Centre.

He is described as of Asian appearance with a moustache and stubble around his mouth.

Police would like any witnesses or anyone with information regarding the man or the incident to contact PC Jon Embleton on the non-emergency number 101, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or