September 26th, 2016

Police launch urgent appeal to find man who sexually assaulted elderly woman in Bromsgrove

Police launch urgent appeal to find man who sexually assaulted elderly woman in Bromsgrove Police launch urgent appeal to find man who sexually assaulted elderly woman in Bromsgrove
Updated: 5:41 pm, May 06, 2016

A WOMAN in her 70s was sexually assaulted in Bromsgrove on Tuesday morning (May 3).

The incident happened in Marlbrook between 11am and 11.30am when a man knocked on the woman’s front door and asked if he could come into the house.

He then sexually assaulted her before he fleeing towards the Old Birmingham Road.

Det Insp Justin Taylor said it was a concering incident for both the victim and the local community.

“I would like to offer my assurances that a thorough and robust investigation is underway.

“We are working to identify the offender as quickly as possible and ask if anyone saw any suspicious activity in or around the Old Birmingham Road at the time of the incident to contact police.”

He commended the bravery of the victim for coming forward and reporting it to the police after what was a very traumatic incident for her.

A description of the attacker is not currently available.

“We are taking all of the necessary steps to ensure she is fully supported and looked after by specially trained officers throughout the investigation.”

He also reminded the community to be vigilant when answering the door to people they were not expecting.

“If you feel unsure or uncomfortable you don’t have to answer the door, you can always ask them to come back when you have a friend or relative with you.”

Anyone with any information they feel could assist the police with their investigation should call 101 quoting the incident reference 203 of May 3.

Anyone else who has been a victim of sexual assault is also urged to come forward.

The Glade Sexual Assault Referral Centre offers a service to men, women and children who have experienced rape or sexual assault in Worcestershire.

The organisation can be contacted on its 24-hour self-referral number – 0808 178 2058

Or visit www.theglade.org.uk for more information.

People can also get in touch with the West Mercia Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre (WMRSASC) which provides a free, independent and confidential specialist support service for survivors who have experienced any form of sexual violence or abuse either recent or non-recent.

For further information contact their main office on 01905 611655 or email: office@wmrsasc.org.uk

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