Hunt for wrestlers in historic child sex case in Northumberland

News from Northumbria Police
News from Northumbria Police

Police investigating an allegation of a historic sexual assault in Northumberland are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

The victim, who was a child at the time, was sexually assaulted at Sandy Bay Caravan Park, near North Seaton and Ashington, in 1994.

From inquiries, officers now believe that wrestlers, who were contracted to provide entertainment at the caravan park, may hold key information. Officers are asking that anyone who may have information about any of the wrestlers to come forward.

Detective Sergeant Mick Rose said: “This is an important line of investigation. If you or a family member were part of the wrestling community or were contracted to venues in the Northumberland area, you may be able to help officers.

“The wider public may also have information about the identity of the wrestlers. I would urge anyone who visited Sandy Bay Caravan Park during the 90s and watched a wrestling event to come forward. Photographs or videos of the event would be valuable to inquiries.

“We are determined to do all we can to fully investigate this incident and officers are continuing to provide specialist support to the victim as the investigation is ongoing.”