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Man jailed after attacking a woman in South Shields

A man has been jailed after he assaulted a woman at a bus stop in South Shields.

Alan Perez was found guilty of assault at Teeside Crown Court in April 2016, and this week was sentenced to an eight year imprisonment sentence after attacking a woman at a bus stop in Whiteleas Way on October 20 2015; causing her to suffer a head wound.

Alan Perez has been jailed after attacking a woman in South Shields Credit: Northumbria Police

The 55-year-old, who is formerly of Redwood Avenue, did not know the 20-year-old woman, and the attack was unprovoked.

He will serve a minimum of five years in jail.

Detective Inspector Dave Cole said:

"Perez randomly attacked his victim causing her to suffer a head wound as she innocently waited for a bus to work and we're pleased he will now spend a considerable amount of time in prison and that justice has been done."

– Dave Cole

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