Police are trying to trace any potential witnesses after a 19-year-woman was assaulted in the early hours of Wednesday morning (16th September) in Preston.
At around 4am, the woman has been walking home and when she has reached Garstang Road near to the junction with St George’s Road, a man has made a number of inappropriate sexual comments to her before subjecting her to a sexual assault.
She has managed to hit him to the head and he then made off towards the petrol station on Garstang Road with a carrier bag, possibly with a glass bottle inside.
DS Jerry Sturgess of Preston CID said: “This was a frightening attack on a young student who was been left very shaken up following this worrying ordeal.
“If anyone has any information about this, I would urge them to come forward.”
The man is described as Asian, late 30s to 40s, around 5ft 6ins, of small build with slightly curly short dark hair. He was possibly driving a small dark coloured car
Anyone with information can call Preston CID on 01772 209745. Alternatively they can ring Lancashire Police on 101 quoting incident reference 634 of September 17th.
Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.