Man arrested after alleged sexual assault of two young girls

Imperial Avenue Credit: NCJ Media Syndication

A man has been arrested after the alleged sexual assault of two young girls.

The 57-year-old man, from Redcar, was arrested on Monday morning on suspicion of two counts of sexual assault.

Police say an unidentified man parked a white van, an Iveco-type panel van, in Imperial Avenue, Thornaby – close to the junction of Langley Avenue.

It’s alleged the man got out of the vehicle and approached the two girls and sexually assaulted them. He then returned to his van and drove off in the direction of Westbury Street.

The incident was reported to Cleveland police on Saturday afternoon.

A spokesperson for the force said: