'Vicious' sexual assault on woman in Middlesbrough

A woman in Middlesbrough is in hospital after being sexually assaulted in a 'vicious attack' on her way to work.

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Detectives encouraged by public's response to sexual assault appeal

Detectives investigating a sexual assault in North Ormsby say they are encouraged by the public's response to their appeal.

A 52 year old woman was walking to work at 6am June 7 when she suffered serious injuries, including a broken shoulder and broken nose. It happened on the A66 North Ormesby flyover near Lytton Street.

She remains in James Cook University Hospital following surgery.

“We are hugely encouraged by some of the information which has come in from the public. The community has understandably been shocked and upset by what happened to a woman who was simply walking to work and we are grateful for their support.

“Again, I would ask that anyone who has not yet come forward with information, to get in touch. People driving along the A66 or perhaps out early walking their dogs may have seen this man in the area before the attack or indeed, fleeing the scene and running towards North Ormesby just after 6am."

– Det Insp Mark Dimelow

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Extra police on patrol after Middlesbrough sex assault

Extra police on patrol after sexual assault in Middlesbrough
Extra police on patrol after sexual assault in Middlesbrough Credit: ITV

A woman in her 50's is still in hospital after a 'vicious attack' in Middlesbrough yesterday morning.

The victim was walking to work along the North Ormesby flyover at around 6am when she was pushed to the ground, punched and sexually assaulted.

The attack left her with serious facial injuries and a broken arm.

Cleveland Police have put extra officers on patrol in the area and say they are reassuring the public that these kind of assaults are extremely rare.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.

Vicious sexual assault on flyover in Middlesbrough

North Ormesby flyover in Middlesbrough where a woman was sexually assaulted.
North Ormesby flyover in Middlesbrough where a woman was sexually assaulted. Credit: ITV

Investigations are underway after a vulnerable woman was sexually assaulted in a 'vicious attack' while walking over a flyover in Middlesbrough.

Police are appealing to drivers who may have witnessed it to come forward.
Police are appealing to drivers who may have witnessed it to come forward. Credit: ITV

The woman, who was walking to work at around 6am today (Saturday June 7), was pushed to the ground and punched before being sexually assaulted on the North Ormesby flyover above Lytton Street.

She remains in hospital.

Anyone with information should contact police.

Appeal after 'vicious attack' on vulnerable woman

Police are appealing to drivers who may have witnessed a 'vicious' sexual assault in Middlesbrough to come forward.

A woman, who was walking to work around 6am this morning, was pushed to the ground, punched and sexually assaulted.

She is still in hospital with serious facial injuries and a broken arm.

Police know several vehicles passed the scene on the North Ormesby flyover above Lytton Street and are appealing for anyone who may have seen the suspect running off to contact them.

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

Anyone with information should contact Cleveland Police on 101.

Middlesbrough woman sexually assaulted on way to work

A woman is in hospital with serious facial injuries and a broken arm after being sexually assaulted early this morning on her way to work.

She was walking along Borough Road on the North Ormesby flyover above Lytton Street, Middlesbrough at around 6am when she was pushed to the ground, punched and sexually assaulted.

A male member of the public helped her and chased the suspect who ran off towards North Ormesby.

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.

– Cleveland Police Detective Inspector Mark Dimelow

Anyone with information should contact police.