Police appeal after sexual assault

August 03 2018

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a sexual assault in Longwell Green.

The incident took place at around 2.35pm on June 21 in Marsham Way.

A girl was walking alone along Marsham Way, away from the direction of Asda, when a man walking on the opposite side of the same pavement moved into her pathway. When she stepped aside, out of his way, he stepped back into her pathway while still heading towards the girl.

When their paths crossed the man grabbed the girl by her arms and tried to push her over before touching her inappropriately. The girl pushed the man away and ran off towards Bath Road.

The offender is described as an Asian man, aged mid-twenties to 30s,  5ft 4in - 5ft 8in, of stocky build, with short/shaved dark hair on the sides and longer hair on top. The victim describes his hair as swept up to one side with the longer hair on top part partially dyed a dark blonde/ginger colour.

The man was wearing a dark waist length bomber jacket, a pink/purple t-shirt underneath and possibly dark blue/black jeans.

Anyone with information should get in touch via the force's report and incident page, quoting reference number 5218136886.

Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.