20th Sep, 2017

Two women sexually assaulted in Evesham on the same night in two separate attacks

Joshua Godfrey 14th Feb, 2017 Updated: 15th Feb, 2017

TWO women in their 20’s have been sexually assaulted in Evesham on the same night in two separate attacks.

The first incident happened between 8.10pm and 8.20pm on Davies Road last Sunday (February 12) when an unknown man on a bike approached a woman from behind as she was walking.

He then made sexual comments and touched the victim inappropriately over her clothing.

The man then followed the woman in her 20’s onto Sycamore Avenue and Porter Road, where he got off his bike and continued to make inappropriate comments.

He then grabbed her by the arms and attempted to kiss the victim before she managed to free herself, at which point the man ran off back towards his bike.

The man has been described as white, aged between 18 to 20-years-old, around 1.65m or 5ft 4ins tall, slim build and clean shaven. He was wearing dark coloured gloves and a hat. He is also believed to have a local accent.

The second incident happened between 9.10pm and 9.15pm in the Davies Road area, near to Charity Crescent, on the same night (February 12) when a man riding a bike touched a woman inappropriately over her clothing and made inappropriate sexual comments to her.

He pulled the woman in her 20’s towards him and again touched her inappropriately before the woman’s lift arrived.

The man rode his bike to Morrison’s car park and appeared to speak to people in a black Volkswagen Golf, before leaving in the direction of B&Q.

He is described as white, between 1.7m to 1.8m, or 5ft 6ins to 5ft 9ins, tall with dark coloured brown eyes.

He had dark hair which was untidy and has a thin face with prominent cheek bones. The man was wearing trousers with pockets on and lots of buttons, a black fabric belt with white stripes on and a small amount of green.

He was also wearing black hooded top and black trainers with white soles and was riding a small BMX style bike.

West Mercia Police are now appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward to help catch the attackers.

Detective Sergeant Stephen Wiggins said: “West Mercia Police treat all reports of sexual offences seriously.

“I would like to reassure the local community that incidents like this are rare in Evesham and officers have been conducting reassurance patrols in the area.”

“I urge anyone with information or anybody who may have witnessed either incident to contact them on 101, quoting reference number 653s and 646s of 12 February.”

Alternatively, information can be passed on anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their website.

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