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Police appeal after sexual assault in Preston

Posted on - 18th December, 2012 - 7:37pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, News

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenage girl was sexually assaulted in Preston.

A 15 year old girl reported that she had been sexually assaulted by someone she knew around 11pm on Monday 17 December 2012 in an alleyway on College Court.

Officers have been carrying out forensic and house to house enquiries throughout the day.

Police are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time who may have seen anything suspicious to come forward.

Detective Inspector Paddy O’Neill said: “The young girl has been left incredibly distressed by what has happened and I would appeal to anybody with any information about the incident to contact police.”

A 23 year old man from Preston has been arrested in connection with the incident and is currently in police custody.

Anybody with any information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org.

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