Detectives release image of man they would like to speak to following a sexual assault in Warrington
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Detectives appealing for information following a sexual assault in Warrington have released an image of a man they would like to speak to.
On Thursday 29 December police received a report that at some time between 11pm and 11.15pm, a 16-year-old girl was walking along Rhodes Street, Orford when an unknown man, who was riding an electric scooter, approached her.
The man got off his scooter and assaulted her before pushing her to the floor.
He then fled the scene on the scooter.
Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and the victim is being supported by specialist officers.
As part of their investigation, detectives have now released an image of a man they are keen to speak to.
They also want to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and may have seen something that could be relevant to the investigation.
Detective Sergeant Maggie Cassidy of Warrington CID said: “I understand that this incident may be concerning to the local community, and I want to reassure all those in the area that we are doing everything we can establish exactly what has happened.
“As part of our investigation, we are keen to speak to the man in the image and urge him or anyone who recognises him to get in touch.
“We are also appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time and believes they may have witnessed the incident.”
Anyone with any information in relation to the incident is asked to call Cheshire Police on 101 or visit the website quoting IML 1445468.
Alternatively, information can be given anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.