CCTV appeal after man made inappropriate comments to young woman in St Helens
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We have issued CCTV images of a man we would like to speak to after a young woman was followed in St Helens town centre by a man who made inappropriate comments to her.
The incident happened on Duke Street at around 8.50am on Friday 11th March. The woman was not injured but was left shaken by her ordeal.
Officers have issued CCTV images of a man who they believe could assist with their enquiries.
Sergeant Joanne Jacob said: “The young woman was simply going about her business when she was approached by a man who followed her and repeatedly made inappropriate comments. The woman was able to walk away and meet up with her friend but was understandably left upset by the man’s behaviour.
“I would ask anyone who recognises the man or has any information which could assist our investigation to contact us either via DM @MerPolCC or calling 101 or via @CrimestoppersUK anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
It is unacceptable to think that any woman or girl feels uncomfortable or scared to walk down the street. Together we are partners we are taking action to address the fears raised about violence against women and girls, and we are trying to address them, with the ultimate aim of making our streets safer for women and girls.
If you do / a woman is subjected to sexual violence or abuse we and our partners will investigate and treat those who have been preyed upon with dignity and respect.
Don't be afraid to tell someone, find the courage to come forward and get the help you deserve. There is a lot of help out there both from specialist officers within Merseyside Police and our partner organisations.
We continue to come together with our partners to ensure we can provide support for those subjected to sexual violence and work with partners to try to prevent such incidents from happening.
As a society we need to take a strong stance against attacks on women who should be empowered to live their lives without fear of sexual objectification, harassment, or physical and mental abuse. Together with our partners, Merseyside Police are actively addressing the fears being raised about violence against women, and we are trying to address them, with the ultimate aim of making our streets safer for women and girls.