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Woman grabbed in Newcastle

Police are appealing for information after a woman was sexually assaulted in Newcastle.

A 36-year-old woman was walking in the Greenlaw area of West Denton, after leaving the Peregrine pub at 11pm. She passed a group of young people who shouted at her.

Two teenagers followed her and one of them tried to grab her. The woman fought back and the two boys ran away.

The woman was unhurt. Police want to find the two people because of the way the woman was grabbed.

"We have extra officers in the West Denton area carrying out patrols throughout the day and especially overnight. Although the woman was not injured she was left incredibly shaken by the incident and I would urge anyone who knows who did this to contact us."

– Neighbourhood Inspector Julie Rana