Menu

Updated: Police close off part of Preston car park after alleged sexual assault

Posted on - 7th January, 2014 - 7:40pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, News, Preston City Centre

stairs closed

Advertisement

Updated at 7.41pm:

Lancashire Police have launched an investigation into an alleged sexual assault in a Preston car park.

The Market Street car park was cordoned off as detectives investigate an alleged incident involving a 23-year-old woman.

The incident took place at 3am on Monday morning.

A spokeswoman for the police said they expected to release more information

Earlier report:

Early this morning Preston Police attended an incident at one of the stairways leading up to the car park above the covered market in the city.

The stairwell close to the Iceland store was taped off by police and officers were in attendance redirecting anyone trying to gain access.

Although access to the car park itself was not restricted the stairwell itself was closed from at least 6am this morning and there is no access this evening as barriers and doors remain firmly locked.

stairs

Police at the scene were not forthcoming as to the reason for the tape and closure other than an ‘obstruction’ had forced them to bar access.

Share
Preston in pictures Preston, Christmas LightsClass 37402 BR Large Logo Blue DRS at Preston Station 07.12.2016 working Northern Railway service to Barrow Awesome Photo ShootClass 47804 WCRC at Preston 07.12.2016 Awesome Clag Photo Clarity ShootSun shines at Preston DocksSun shines at Preston DocksNew and improved Winckley SquareNew and improved Winckley Square16 trees to Christmas View more Advertisement Subscribe to the newsletter

Sign up below to receive Blog Preston's weekly newsletter. It wings its way into inboxes every Sunday rounding up our best content from the last week and a look ahead to what's happening.

Advertisement News by location

Find news by location, select an area of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

Advertisement Categories

Find news by category, select an category of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.