Appeal for information following sexual assault in Coventry

A police investigation is underway following reports of a sexual assault which took place around 11am yesterday morning (Wednesday 5 July) in parkland off Bridport Close in the Walsgrave area of Coventry .

A woman was walking her dog when she was approached by a man on a bike who sexually assaulted her.

Detective Inspector Wes Martin from the force’s public protection unit said: “This was a nasty attack in broad daylight. We are following multiple enquiries, including trawling through CCTV within the local area and nearby hospital. I’d urge anyone who was in the area at the time and who may have seen the man or witnessed the incident to get in touch as soon as possible.”

It follows a similar sexual assault that took place in Hinckley Road, Walsgrave on Tuesday 13 June.

DI Martin added: “We are investigating the possibility that these two incidents are linked. There are similarities between the offender descriptions on both occasions. I’m therefore keen to advise the public to be vigilant, take extra care when walking in the local area and report any concerns that they may have.”

The offender in yesterday’s incident is described as white and in his late 20’s, he has short dark hair and was wearing a dark blue tshirt, dark coloured shorts and was riding a black push bike.

Anyone with information or who saw any suspicious behaviour should contact police on 02476 539 108 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Source:: West Midlands Police News

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