Police have released an image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with an alleged sexual assault near a North East university.

Northumbria Police said officers received a report of a woman being approached by a man on King’s Walk, near Newcastle University, between 7.20pm and 7.40pm, on Saturday (February 3).

A spokesperson for the force said: "The man was reported to have put his arms around the woman’s waist and touched her chest over her clothes multiple times, while she was filming a video with a friend.

"When the woman tried to walk away, the man held on to her arm and would not let go. She managed to break free and walked to her car with a friend before leaving the scene.

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The Northern Echo:

"As part of their investigation, police have today (Monday) released an image of a man they would like to trace.

"It is believed he was in the area at the time of the incident and could have valuable information that may assist the ongoing investigation."

The man, or anyone who knows them, should use the ‘Report’ page of the Northumbria Police website or call 101, quoting the crime reference number 013923X/24.