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Arrest made after Fishergate bus stop sexual assault

Posted on - 16th October, 2023 - 5:30pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Preston Police down Fishergate. Pic: Tony Worrall
Preston Police down Fishergate. Pic: Tony Worrall

Two teenage girls have been sexually assaulted at a bus stop in Preston city centre.

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Preston Police say the girls were at a bus stop in Fishergate around 3.45pm on Tuesday 10 October.

A man, in his 30s, exposed himself to the pair and left the girls shocked and distressed during the incident. Neither of the girls were physically hurt.

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A police spokesperson said:” The victims were thankfully not physically hurt but were left shocked and distressed.

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“We are appealing to anyone who saw the incident or who has any information to come forward and speak to police if they have not already done so.”

A man in his 30s was arrested later by police after making off from the scene. He has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and exposure and bailed until January pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting log 0341 of Oct 12 or email 1435@lancashire.police.uk

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