19th Sep, 2020

Witness appeal after Waterside sexual assault

Rob George 19th Jun, 2019

A WOMAN in her 20s was left shaken after a sexual asssault on Waterside.

The incident took place at about 2.30pm on Monday (June 17). The victim was not injured during the incident.

The suspect is described as a man in his early 20s, of slim build, wearing a dark hoody with the hood up, dark trousers and was believed to be riding a push bike.

Det Sgt David Hall from West Mercia Police said: “We take reports of this nature very seriously and a thorough investigation is underway while the victim is being supported by specially-trained officers.

“I would urge anyone who may have witnessed this incident or saw anything suspicious in the Waterside area at the time of the incident to please come forward.

“We would particularly like to speak to a woman described as in her 30s with dark hair who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed the incident.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 440s of 17 June or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their website www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

Anyone who is a victim of any sexual assault who feels they may need support, or may not want to contact the police can contact West Mercia Police’s Victim Advice Line which is a free, independent and confidential support service.

Call 0800 952 3000 or visit www.victimadviceline.org.uk for more.

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