Man arrested in Widnes assault investigation Date published: 16th November 2015 1.20pm

Following an investigation into an assault in Widnes a 35-year-old man has been arrested.

A 35-year-old woman had been out with friends at Simms Cross Public House in Gerrard Street. They had been drinking two men who were unknown to them on 31 August.

Sometime between 11pm on 31 August and 12.30am on 1 September 2015, the victim was sexually assaulted on Vicarage Road near to the Kingsway Library, in Widnes town centre.

A 35-year-old man from St Helens has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and bailed pending further enquiries.