Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Sex Grab Attack on Woman Sparks a Manhunt

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Sex Grab Attack on Woman Sparks a Manhunt

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Byline: JOANNE BUTCHER

WANDERING through a Metro subway, police want to speak to this man about a sex attack case.

A 21-year-old was in Acorn Road in Jesmond, Newcastle, when a man grabbed her leg before running off.

Police said the street was bustling with shoppers at the time of the attack, around 4.45pm on Friday, November 23.

Now, the officers are appealing for anyone who can help their investigation to get in touch.

They have also released this CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to.

They say he was in the area at the time of the attack and may have information about what happened.

The young victim had left West Jesmond Metro Station after boarding a train at Central Station.

She walked along Coniston Avenue and became aware of a man on the same street walking behind her.

She crossed St George's Terrace on to Acorn Road and between Tesco and the Boilerhouse hairdressers, the man rushed up behind her and grabbed her inappropriately on the leg. …

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