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Police patrols stepped up after reports of sexual assault in Ashton

Posted on - 4th December, 2017 - 1:28pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Crime, Preston News, Tulketh
Alert Street has seen significant police activity Pic: Google
Alert Street has seen significant police activity Pic: Google

Police have closed off part of a road in Ashton-on-Ribble after a suspected sexual assault.

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An alleyway in Alert Street, between Tulketh Brow and Stocks Road, has been cordoned off since the early hours of Monday (4 December).

Preston Police say a woman, in her 20s, is reported to have been sexually assaulted between 4am and 4.30am on Sunday (3 December).

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DI Warren Atkinson from Preston CID said: “We are still piecing together exactly what has happened to the woman and would like to reassure the public that we have a number of officers working on this enquiry and we have stepped up patrols in the area.

“If you have any information that could help us with our investigation , please contact us on 101 quoting incident reference LC-20171203-1306.”

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