Crime Roundup 04/11/11 – Boy, 16, assaulted in Penwortham

Posted on - 4th November, 2011 - 9:50am | Author - | Posted in - Crime


Police are appealing for witnesses after a 31 year old woman was assaulted on a bus in Preston while she was with her two year old son.

The woman got on the number 35 bus around 5pm on Tuesday 11 October at Tanterton Hall Road in Ingol, when she was verbally abused by an elderly gentleman already on the bus.

Following a number of comments the woman challenged the man and he slapped her across the face before getting off the bus. It is believed the assault was racially aggravated.

Detective Sergeant Neil Baxter said: “This was a particularly nasty and upsetting incident for the woman involved. If anybody was on the bus at the time and hasn’t already spoken with us then I would like to hear from them.”

“I would also urge anybody who recognises the man in the CCTV come forward.

“We quite simply won’t tolerate this type of behaviour and will do all we can to bring the person responsible to justice.”

Anybody with any information can contact police on 08451 25 35 45 or Crimestoppers.

Police have released an evo-fit of a man they would like to speak to after a 16 year old boy was indecently assaulted in Penwortham.

Between 2.30pm and 3.15pm on Saturday 8 October, the boy was walking along a pathway close to Vernons Mill, known locally as “The Tramway”, when he was approached by a man.

He asked the boy for directions to a local mural and the boy led him down an embankment when the man forced the teenager back with both arms and then touched the top of his thigh.

The 16 year old kicked out at the man, managing to escape and run home.

PC Ian Fisher said: “This was a very upsetting incident for the 16 year old boy and we are determined to find the person responsible.

“If anybody was in the area at the time and saw or heard anything suspicious then I would be keen to hear from them. I would also like to speak with anybody who recognises the man in the evo-fit.”

Anybody with any information can contact police on 08451 25 35 45 or Crimestoppers.

And finally – congratulations to Lancashire Constabulary who have reached 10,000 followers on Twitter.

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