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


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.”