Police appeal after man sexually assaulted in Winckley Square

Posted on - 17th January, 2023 - 7:17pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Winckley Square
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EV FIT of wanted man

Police want to speak to a man after an attempted rape in Preston City Centre earlier this month.


The victim, a man in his early 20s, was in Winckley Square on Saturday 7 January when a man tried to sexually assault him.

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The incident happened between 10pm and 12 midnight.

The offender is described as white, mid-20s, 5ft 8in and of average build, with a round face, small amount of stubble, eyes close together, and short dark hair.

He was wearing a black jacket with a zip up the front and elasticated cuffs, a plain black t-shirt, dark jeans, and black shoes. He spoke with a Preston accent.


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Det Con Ste Rotherham, of South CID, said: “This was a very serious offence that has left the victim extremely distressed and I would appeal to anyone who recognises the individual in the image to come forward and speak to police.”

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting log 0015 of January 8th. Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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