Hunt for woman and several men after attack in Aldi car park

Posted on - 8th October, 2018 - 3:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Aldi car park in Corporation Street Pic: Google
Aldi car park in Corporation Street Pic: Google

A number of men are being hunted by police after reports of a woman being assaulted in a supermarket car park.


Preston Police say they want to speak to the woman involved and the men after the incident in the Aldi car park in Corporation Street.

Around 8pm on Thursday (4 October) police were called to a woman being assaulted by several men in a dark coloured people carrier.

Police are yet to trace the woman involved or the vehicle involved.

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Detective Constable Fabian Spence said: “We are investigating a report of concern for safety in Preston.

“At this stage we have limited information about what has happened, but it has been suggested a woman was being assaulted in a people carrier in the supermarket car park.

“We know a number of people were in the area at the time of the alleged incident – did you see anything unusual or suspicious?

“While we don’t want to cause undue concern, we would urge anyone who can assist our investigation to come forward. Any information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence.”

If you can help, call (01772) 209964 or email quoting log 1387 of October 4.

Alternatively independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111.

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