Appeal after sexual assault in Victoria Park Leicester

Alert message sent 03/07/2020 09:46:00

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Police are appealing for information after a woman was sexually assaulted in Victoria Park, Leicester.

Officers received a call around 4.35pm on Monday (29 June) of a report of a woman in distress in bushes in Victoria Park, Leicester.

Officers attended the scene and spoke to the woman who at the time alleged a man had attempted to sexually assault her a short time before.
Further enquiries since carried out, have confirmed the woman was a victim of a sexual assault and she is being supported by specialist officers.
A 27-year-old man was arrested nearby shortly after the report was received. He has since been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

A scene preservation was placed on a section of the park while enquiries were carried out at the scene.
Detective Inspector Gareth Goddard said: “I would like to appeal to anyone who may have seen any activity relating to this report to please contact us. Did you hear this woman shouting? Did you see a man acting suspiciously in the park at around this time?
“It’s important we continue to build a complete picture of the events around this report so I would urge anyone with information, no matter how small it may seem, to get in touch. “

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police via 101 quoting 20*331074.
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Sam Donington (Police, PCSO, South Leicester NPA - Freemen Beat)

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