Pro IQRA News Updates.
A 19-year-old girl was grabbed by a man as she was walking through Hoglands Park at around 1.30am today.
Police said the “Asian or Arab” man then fled the scene on foot.
He was described as being about 5 feet 6 inches tall, of medium build, with short black hair and a moustache
The man, who the woman did not know, was wearing a distinctive yellow plaid jacket.
Detective Inspector Joan Beresford said: “This incident was extremely traumatic for the young woman involved and we know this will also cause further anxiety for the wider community who use these public spaces in the city.
“We are thoroughly investigating this incident, verifying CCTV footage from the area, and closely supporting the victim.
“These investigations will continue over the course of the weekend, and you can also expect to see uniformed officers on patrol in this area, particularly in the late evening. If you have any concerns at all while in the area, please do not hesitate to contact them.” .
“We have a distinct description of the man who carried out this attack, and we encourage anyone who sees a man who fits that description or who may have had any interaction with him that night to please contact the police.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact the police on 101, quoting the crime reference number 44230097892.
Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.