Thursday, 8 December 2011

Appeal after woman is sexually assaulted in Morecambe

CCTV taken from a filling station
on Oxcliffe Road
Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a woman was sexually assaulted as she sat at a bus stop in Morecambe last month.

The offence is alleged to have taken place on Fairfield Road at Heysham between 6pm and 11.15pm on 19th November when a 26-year-old woman was approached by a man as she sat at a bus stop.

The man said hello to her before groping her breasts and trying to put his hand up her jumper. Fortunately, the victim fought him off but sustained a head injury.

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they are keen to speak with in connection with the incident.

PC Iain Arnott said: “This is an opportunist incident on a vulnerable young woman and I would appeal to people to take a close look at the CCTV image and if they recognise this man or have any information that could assist with our investigation please contact Lancashire Police on 08451 25 35 45.”

• People with information can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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