Sex attacker preys on 12-year-old girl

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POLICE are hunting a pervert responsible for a sex attack on a 12-year-old girl.

The youngster was indecently assaulted in Ashington on Saturday night.

She had been walking along Hawthorn Road, near the Tandoori Nights takeaway, at around 8pm, when she was approached by a man.

They engaged in conversation, and the man put his arm around the girl.

They then walked into Hirst Park, and the man started kissing and touching her.

The man has been described as being in his early 20s, with a thin moustache. He was riding a yellow mountain bike.

He was wearing a distinctive blue earring in the top of his ear and spoke with a local accent.

Officers are carrying out inquiries around the scene of the crime and are asking anyone who thinks they may have any information to contact them on 03456 043043 ext 69191.