Drinkers asked to help catch rapist who attacked woman in Blyth pub toilets
POLICE are hunting a rapist who attacked a woman in the ladies toilets of a Northumberland pub.
The 21-year-old victim was in the Blyth and Tyne on Seaforth Street at around 12.30am on Sunday morning when she assaulted in a toilet cubicle.
The offender is described as being white, in his late 30s or early 40s and of thin build.
He had curly brown shoulder length hair and stubble, and was wearing light blue jeans and a T-shirt.
Officers believe the man may have been in the smoking area of the pub before following the victim into the toilets.
Northumbria Police are appealing for anyone who was in the pub on Saturday night and who might have any information about the incident to contact them as soon as possible on 101 ext 69191.
Alternatively information can also be passed via Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Northumberland Chief Inspector Peter Reeve said: “I’d urge anyone who thinks they know who this man is to let police know as soon as possible.
“We are carrying out enquiries in the local area and checking CCTV.
“Bar staff have been spoken to and we are really keen to hear from anyone who was drinking in the pub that night in case they saw something that could help us with the investigation.”