City centre patrols increased following sexual assault

Alert message sent 29/01/2019 09:03:00

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Members of the public will see an increased police presence in Derby City Centre this evening and for the rest of the week, after a woman was sexually assaulted in the early hours of Saturday morning (January, 26).

Officers were called to reports that a woman had been sexually assaulted by a man in St Peter’s St, at 5.25am.

The man is described as black, 5ft 10ins tall and of slim build.  He had a short afro haircut, was around 25-years-old and was now thought to have been wearing a navy-blue casual jacket and dark-coloured jeans.

Detective Sergeant Chris Hall said: “We have a team of dedicated officers who are currently reviewing CCTV from the area at the time, in order to identify any people who were in the city between 4.00am – 5.30am that morning.
“We are also currently pursuing a number of other lines of enquiry which we hope will help us to progress the investigation.

 “If you see any officers who are out on patrol in the area, please don’t hesitate to go up and chat with them. They will be happy to talk with you and a big part of their role is to engage with the community.

“Also if you do have any information which you think may assist with our enquiries, and noticed anything suspicious in the city centre and particularly close to the entrance of Pure Gym in St Peter’s Street, please do get in touch.”

Please quote reference number 19*42597 in any correspondence.
You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999.

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Carole Woodall (Police, Communications Administrator, Derbyshire)

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