CCTV appeal following sexual assault in St Helens
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Detectives investigating a sexual assault in St Helens in April have released CCTV images of a man they want to trace.
At around 2.30pm on Monday 19 April it was reported that a woman was sexually assaulted when walking through an alleyway leading towards Sycamore Gardens, Windlehurst.
A man made inappropriate comments towards the victim and sexually assaulted her.
The woman was left distressed by the ordeal and is being supported by specialist officers.
Enquiries are ongoing.
Detective Inspector Jackie Guinness said: “We are very keen to speak to this man, as we believe he could have valuable information about this incident which would help our enquiries.
“If you recognise him, or these images jog your memory about any suspicious behaviour you may have seen please do let us know.
“This was an extremely traumatic experience for the victim, and we are working hard to ensure that the person responsible is removed from our streets.”
If you recognise the man pictured, or have any information, contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’. You can also call 101 quoting reference 21000249047 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their website here: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/give-information-anonymously