Tyne & Wear

Newcastle sex attacker of boy, 12, hunted

Man sought by police Image copyright Northumbria Police
Image caption The man in the CCTV image may have information that could help police with their enquiries

A 12-year-old boy has been sexually assaulted in Newcastle city centre, police have revealed.

A man approached the boy in Stowell Street at about 16:00 BST on Thursday, before touching him inappropriately, officers said.

The Northumbria force has released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to in connection with the incident.

Officers said they believed the man in the picture may have information that could help with their inquiries.

They have asked anyone who recognises the man to contact police on 101, extension 69191, quoting reference number 1340 140814.

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