Man arrested after a sexual assault on Lawson Terrace

He was riding a bike when he approached the woman

A 19-year-old man has been arrested after a young woman was sexually assaulted in the Viaduct area last night.

Police received a call just before midnight from a woman who was assaulted by a man on a bike, which lead to an arrest within thirty minutes.

Speaking to The Tab, Durham Police said: “We received a report shortly before midnight last night that a young woman had been sexually assaulted in Lawson Terrace, Durham, by a man riding a bicycle.

“The woman was not injured.

“A 19-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident within half an hour of the report being made.

“He remains in custody today.”

Lawson Terrace is just off Hawthorn Terrace

Lawson Terrace is just off Hawthorn Terrace


A conscientious user took to Yik Yak to warn other Durham citizens about the incident.


Second year, Courtney Lovell, who lives on Lawson Terrace, told The Tab:

“Lawson Terrace is a quiet street, so we’re shocked to hear that this has happened.

“It’s definitely made me more wary of walking alone at night.

“We really hope that she’s okay.”