Police are continuing to appeal for information after a female dog walker was attacked by a man at the weekend.

The incident happened around 5:45pm on Saturday, October 2 when a man grabbed at a woman out walking her dog in Thornaby in the area shown on the map below, in a field behind Cheeky Monkees Day Nursery, known as the “Dene field”.

The woman was making her way towards Northallerton Road when she was approached by an unknown man who engaged her in conversation before grabbing her, pulling at her clothing.

The lady hit him and ran off and the man walked away.

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The suspect is described as white, around 40 years old with a shaved head with a small amount of hair at the sides. He is at least 6 feet tall, of a broad build and was wearing all black. He had a medium-sized black and white dog with him.

Detectives have received calls from members of the public and are working through the information received and local neighbourhood officers have been carrying out patrols in the area in order to reassure the local community.

Anyone who recognises the description of the suspect or who has information that could help our ongoing inquiries, is asked to contact Cleveland Police via the 101 number, quoting Ref 167393.

If you don’t want to speak to the police, you can pass information anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org or by phoning them on 0800 555 111.

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