Woman Jogger Attacked In Bedlington

12 March 2012, 12:08

A woman jogger's fought off an attacker in Bedlington by kicking him in the face.

Around 9pm on Saturday, March 11th, a 32-year-old woman was jogging in the Hartlands area of Bedlington when she was approached and pushed to the ground by a man. 

The man then attempted to pull at her trousers but she kicked him in the face and fled the scene. 

The assault took place while the woman was running in a cut between Hartlands and West Lea. 

The man is thought to be in his late teens / early 20s, of slim to medium build and around 5ft 7ins tall. He had dark mousey coloured hair - short and back at the sides and was wearing a dark coloured jumper or hooded top. 

Bedlington Neighbourhood Inspector Karen Murray said:
"Due to the actions of the offender police are treating this incident as an attempted sexual assault and we are appealing for anyone with any information to contact us.

We have extra officers in the area carrying out enquiries and providing reassurance to the community. 

We want to trace the offender as quickly as possible and I'd urge anyone who was in the area on Saturday evening and who may have seen anyone or anything suspicious to get in touch."
 
Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191.

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