CCTV released after sexual assault in Newcastle

Police are keen to speak to this man Credit: Northumbria Police

Northumbria Police have released a new CCTV image after a sexual assault took place in Newcastle.

Police have renewed their appeal and have today released new CCTV image of a man seen in the area at the time of the attack who they are keen to speak to as he may have important information about the assault.

The attack took place around five o'clock on Friday November 23rd on Acorn Road in Jesmond when a 21-year-old woman was assaulted in the street.

She had left West Jesmond Metro Station and was walking along Conniston Avenue when she became aware of a man on the same street walking behind her.

She crossed St George 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.

He then made off and was last seen at the junction of Sanderson Road and Acorn Road.

The area was very busy at the time of the attack and anyone who was in the area or who has any information about the offence is asked to contact police on 101.