Police have launched a manhunt after a schoolgirl was sexually assaulted in a Hartlepool park.
The 15-year-old victim was walking in Rossmere Park, Rossmere Way, when an offender dragged her into a covered area and sexually assaulted her.
The terrifying incident occurred at about 9.30pm on Tuesday, October 18, and the suspect is described as approximately 6 ft tall.
He or she was wearing a white or grey jumper or hooded top.
Any witnesses or anyone with information are asked to call Pc Michael Harland on the non-emergency number 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org