Police appeal to trace woman after Greenhalgh’s bakery incident

Posted on - 12th April, 2016 - 3:03pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Greenhalgh's in Fishergate where the incident happened Pic: Google

Greenhalgh’s in Fishergate where the incident happened Pic: Google

Police have launched a hunt for a ‘Greenhalgh’s grabber’ after an incident a city centre bakery.


A female customer was approached from behind by a man while in the Fishergate shop at 8am on Friday 8 April.

Preston Weekender advert

The man grabbed her shoulders and put his arm around her.

A member of staff at the bakery intervened and the woman was able to break free and leave the shop.

DC Kate Clancy from Preston CID said: “This incident was reported to us after it happened and we are keen to trace the woman involved so that we can speak to her directly and check that she is okay. Unfortunately we do not have any further details about the woman and as such we have so far been unable to contact her.


“I would urge her, if she sees this appeal, to come forward and get in touch with us. Similarly, if anyone was in the bakery at the time and has any information that could help with our enquiries, I would urge them to contact us.”

Anyone with information can contact Preston CID on 01772 209754.

Alternatively they can contact police on 101 quoting log 384 of 8th April or they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at

caritas fostering advert
Preston in pictures Cherry Pie Cafe - Preston Market HallPickles of PrestonRoastPickles of PrestonArthur Strands - Preston Market HallAunty Dolly's CafeMark Williams Fishmonger - Preston Market HallArthur Strands - Preston Market Hall View more Advertisement Subscribe to the newsletter

Sign up below to receive Blog Preston's email newsletter. It wings its way into inboxes every Sunday and Wednesday rounding up our top stories and more.

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.

The Preston Guide

Discover local businesses and services near you.

Advertisement Categories

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

Blog Preston email updates

Receive our digest of the biggest and best stories every Sunday to your email inbox

We respect your privacy and you can unsubscribe at any time from our emails