Crime Roundup 20/01/12 – Police release evofit after man indecently assaults 16 year old girl

Posted on - 20th January, 2012 - 9:40am | Author - | Posted in - Crime


Police have issued a CCTV image of a man they want to speak with after a girl was robbed of her mobile phone at knifepoint last November.

The offence took place around 2.30am on Saturday 26th November 2011 at Hazelhurst Lodge on Fir Trees Place in Ribbleton.

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The 16 year old student was in the company of two female friends when they were approached by a man as they left a friend’s flat.

The girls were stood on the steps leading to the entrance to the building when the man started a conversation with them and claimed to have been robbed.

He immediately brandished a 5 or 6inch silver serrated knife at the girl and demanded her fake Blackberry mobile phone which he took from her hand before running away.


The offender is described as a white man, approximately 5ft 10″ tall and 20 to 25 years of age, possibly with tattoos on his forearms.

DC Nigel Marler said: “I would appeal to people to take a close look at the man pictured in the CCTV image and if anyone has any information about who he could be I would urge them to contact Lancashire Police by calling 101.”

Police are appealing for information and have released an Evofit after a student was indecently assaulted.

The incident happened at around 1:50pm on Tuesday 15 November 2011 near to Homebase on New Hall Lane. A 16 year old local girl was approached by a man who told her he was from Czechoslovakia before indecently assaulting her.

At the time, a man was in the area walking his dog in the area and an elderly man walked past the victim.

The attacker is described as white, 5ft 5in tall, 40 – 50 years, short black hair, with acne scars on his left cheek. His front teeth were crooked and he was wearing a blue and black Berghaus raincoat and black trousers.

An Evofit has been developed and officers are now asking members of the public to have a look and see if they recognise the man.

Detective Inspector Dave McKenna from Preston CID said, “This is a disturbing attack on a young girl in a busy area. I would appeal for the elderly man and the man walking his dog to come forward and contact us as I believe they may have information that could assist this investigation.

“The description of the suspect is detailed and specific and in conjunction with the Evofit I would ask that anyone with knowledge of his identity to come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Preston police on 101.

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