Witness appeal launched after Preston sex assault

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

We are appealing for information after a teenage girl was sexually assaulted in Preston.

Between 10.10pm and 10.15pm yesterday (Tuesday, November 27) a 16-year-old girl was walking on Meadow Street when she was approached by a man close to the Catherine Beckett Community Centre.

The man sexually assaulted the girl before making off from the scene. He is described as Asian, 5ft 11in tall, of average build and was wearing a cream or light-coloured tracksuit.

Police are appealing for witnesses with a number of people in the area after the Preston North End vs Middlesbrough football match at Deepdale stadium.

Det Con Liz Sheard, of Preston CID, said: “We are appealing for information after a teenage girl was attacked and sexually assaulted in Preston.

“The victim has been left very shaken and upset and we want to find the man responsible.

“A number of people were in the area around the time of the offence following the end of the Preston North End and Middlesbrough match.

“If you saw anyone acting suspiciously, or the man described, please contact police immediately.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log 1406 of November 27.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555111 or online at

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