Police appeal after Lickey Hills sexual assault

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West Mercia Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was sexually assaulted at the Lickey Hills Country Park this morning (Tuesday 17th December).

The incident happened between 7.30am and 8am about 250 metres away from the Warren Lane visitors centre, up a steep bank in woodland on Lickey Hill.

The victim, a woman in her 30s who was walking her dog, sustained minor injuries and was left shaken following the incident.

The offender is reported to be a man wearing a coat who smelled very strongly of urine.

Detective Sergeant Ian Standing said: “We take reports of this nature very seriously and a thorough investigation is underway while the victim is being supported by specially-trained officers. I want to reassure the local community that extra patrols will be in the area and highly visible and detectives are working hard to find this man.

“I would urge anyone who may have witnessed this incident or saw anything suspicious on and around the Lickey Hill area this morning to please come forward.”

Anyone who has any information that could help police with their enquiries is asked to call West Mercia Police on 101, quoting incident number 0113s of 17 December.

Alternatively, you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their website www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

Anyone who is a victim of any sexual assault who feels they may need support, or may not want to contact the police can contact West Mercia Police’s Victim Advice Line which is a free, independent and confidential support service. People can call 0800 952 3000 or visit www.victimadviceline.org.uk

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