Man arrested after serious sex assault in Speedwell

June 27 2022
Man arrested after serious sex assault in Speedwell

A MAN has been arrested after a serious sexual assault on a woman in Speedwell.

Police were called to Barton Fields in the early hours of this morning following reports that a woman had been attacked.

A 22-year-old man has been arrested and remained in custody this evening.

Police say they want to trace any potential witnesses to the incident, which happened at the Charlton Road end of the playing fields (above), shortly after midnight.

A spokesperson said: "We are especially interested in speaking to the three people who helped the victim in the aftermath of the incident."

Detectives also want to hear from anyone with CCTV footage from the nearby area.

A police cordon remained in the area this afternoon as investigations were carried out.

The spokesperson added: "Officers are providing support to the victim, and she is also being offered specialist help and advice from trained professionals at The Bridge sexual assault referral centre."

Anyone with information about the incident should call 101 or go online and quote the crime reference number 5222 151955.

Information can also be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or online.