Sex assault on woman in Haltwhistle

A woman, aged 46, has been sexually assaulted after being dragged into an alleyway in a Northumberland town.

Comrade Club, Haltwhistle. Credit: Google

The woman was standing outside the Comrade Club, on Main Street, when she was approached by a man who dragged her into a nearby alleyway, and sexually assaulted her.

It happened at approximately 11.30pm on New Year's Day.

The woman also received facial injuries during the attack.

"This was a busy evening in the town with it being a Bank Holiday, and people were coming and going to the Club.

"We'd appeal to people to think if they may have seen or heard anything which could help with our enquiries.

"Officers are investigating this incident and we have additional officers in the area to carry out enquiries and speak to local people. Anyone with concerns is asked to speak to an officer."

– Inspector Pam Bridges, Northumbria Police

Polcie say the attacker is in his 30's, approximately 5' 6" tall, stocky build, with short dark hair shaved on the sides and long on top, and a Cumbrian accent.

He was wearing a dark coloured V-neck short sleeved T-shirt and jeans.