Woman indecently assaulted on way home from work

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DETECTIVES are hunting a youth who subjected a woman to an indecent assault.

Police say the 51-year-old victim was approached by a male aged around 16 or 17, who made a “sexual suggestion” to her in Nesbit Road, Peterlee.

The woman ignored it she carried on walking, but he followed and indecently assaulted her before fleeing the scene at around 8pm on Tuesday.

The alleged attacker is described as being around 5ft 8ins-tall and of skinny build.

He had dark, cropped hair and was wearing a blue hooded top and light grey tracksuit bottoms.

Anyone who can help should ring Peterlee CID on 0345 606065 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.