Police hunt ‘bodybuilder’ after Meadow Street sexual assault

Posted on - 30th April, 2013 - 8:30pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston News

Police are hunting a man following a sexual assault in the early hours of Sunday morning.


A 32 year old woman was walking along Meadow Street at 12.30am when she was approached from behind by a man.

He pulled her down an alleyway, pushed her to the floor and sexually assaulted her.

The man is believed to be a Preston man between 19 and 23 years old, white, and his height is 5’7″.

He was wearing dark jeans, a blue tracksuit top, blue crew neck t-shirt and had a stocky muscular build.

Detective Inspector Paddy O’Neill said, “This was a terrifying attack and we are very keen to identify the person responsible as soon as possible.

“The offender is very heavily built – like a body builder. I appeal to anyone who may have been in the Meadow Street area between 12:30am and 1am and may have seen or heard anything to come forward and contact us.”

Any information can be passed to police on 101. Alternatively, information can be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at

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