Appeal following indecent assault in Crewe Date published: 4th January 2017 11.54am

Police have released an e-fit of a man they would like to speak to following an indecent assault in Crewe

At approximately 5.30pm on Friday 9 December the victim (a 13-year-old-girl) was walking down the alleyway between Bateman Close and Richard Moon Street when she was approached by a man. Following a short conversation between the pair, the man then hugged the victim and indecently assaulted her, before walking off.

The man is described as white, with a pale complexion, spoke with a local accent and was approximately 6ft to 6ft 2” inches tall. He was of muscular build and was wearing a black leather jacket, grey shirt, blue jeans and black shoes. He is described as having a deep voice and was also wearing a gold watch on his left wrist and smelt strongly of aftershave.

DC Paul Wright said "The victim was understandably very upset by what happened. Fortunately she was not injured and is now receiving support from both officers and her family.

"We treat all incidents of this nature extremely seriously and we have been carrying out a number of enquiries in a bid to trace the offender. We are now appealing to local people who may have information, which could assist with our enquiries, to get in touch.

"The victim has provided a detailed description of the offender and has also worked with officers to produce an e-fit of the man; I would urge anyone who believes that they recognises the man to contact us here at Crewe on 101.”

Anyone with any information in relation to the incident, or anyone who recognises the man, is urged to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 1147 of 9/12/2016. Information can also be left anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.