A WOMAN has been sexually assaulted as she walked through Middlesbrough in the middle of the morning on Sunday.

The victim, aged in her early 30s, was attacked at around 10.30am on Park Lane, after she was approached by a man who made suggestive towards her before sexually assaulting her. He then walked away towards the junction of Park Vale Road.

The suspect is described as a male aged in his early twenties, around 5ft 6in to 5ft 7in tall, of Eastern European appearance, of slight build with dark, short hair which was longer on the top than the sides.

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Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact PC Dave Stewart on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555-111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org