Woman in hospital with serious injuries following sexual assault in Middlesbrough

Darlington and Stockton Times: Woman is hospital with serious injuries following sexual assault in Middlesbrough Woman is hospital with serious injuries following sexual assault in Middlesbrough

POLICE are appeal for witnesses following serious sexual assault.

A woman is in hospital with serious facial injuries and a broken arm following a sexual assault early this morning.

The woman was walking along Borough Road on the North Ormesby Fly-Over above Lytton Street, Middlesbrough, when she was pushed to the ground, punched and sexually assaulted.

A male member of the public came to her aid, chasing the suspect who ran off towards North Ormesby.

The suspect is described as a man with creamy coloured skin, 20-30 years old, 6ft tall, of slim build, with mousy coloured hair. He was wearing a white hoodie and light blue jeans.

Police know several vehicles passed the scene and are appealing for anyone who may have seen the suspect running off to contact them.

Detectives would also like to hear from anyone who may have seen a suspicious man in the area in the hours leading up to the incident.

Detective Inspector Mark Dimelow said: “This was a particularly vicious attack on a vulnerable woman who was simply walking to work.

"I would like to reassure the public that this kind of incident is extremely rare and that we are dedicated to identifying and arresting the offender.”

Contact Cleveland Police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555-111.

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12:08pm Sat 7 Jun 14

Ron Carter-Bonsteel says...

I do hope they catch this piece of scum. Women should be able to walk the streets day or night without being assaulted. He needs catching before he does it again. Ladies make sure you take a friend/s with you there is safety in numbers while no woman should have to do this it seems this is what our society is coming too.my heart goes out to you.
I do hope they catch this piece of scum. Women should be able to walk the streets day or night without being assaulted. He needs catching before he does it again. Ladies make sure you take a friend/s with you there is safety in numbers while no woman should have to do this it seems this is what our society is coming too.my heart goes out to you. Ron Carter-Bonsteel
  • Score: 27

6:37pm Sat 7 Jun 14

Crazzyd77 says...

So very sad.
So very sad. Crazzyd77
  • Score: 6

10:18am Sun 8 Jun 14

greenfinger says...

What colour is creamy skin?
What colour is creamy skin? greenfinger
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