Police investigating sex assault want to trace this woman

May 17 2022
Police investigating sex assault want to trace this woman

POLICE investigating a sexual assault want to trace this woman, who they believe could be a key witness.

Officers today released a CCTV image the woman in the hope that people can help to identify her.

They say the image was taken at the Tesco petrol station on Eastgate Road on Friday, July 23 last year, before another woman was subjected to a "serious sexual assault".

A police spokesperson said: "We believe the woman may have seen the offender and spoken with the victim prior to her being assaulted."

Detective Inspector Alan Smith said: “We’ve been keen to progress other lines of enquiry prior to releasing this image to the public.

“We’re now at the point in our investigation where we need help identifying this woman, who is someone we believe could potentially be a key witness.”

Anyone who recognises the woman in the CCTV image should call 101 and quote the crime reference number 5221 166 740.

Police say the victim of the assault is being given specialist support and is being kept informed about the progress of the investigation.