Friday, 9 February 2018

Police appeal after sex attack at Babbs Mill

POLICE have launched an investigation following reports that a young woman was sexually assaulted at knifepoint in a Kingshurst park.
It is understood that the 26-year-old was attacked last Sunday evening (February 4) as she walked home through Babbs Mill Recreation Ground. The incident occurred at around 9pm.
Det Insp Westley Martin, from Solihull’s Public Protection Unit, said the force was doing "everything within its power" to investigate the assault and identify the person responsible.
"Police were alerted to the incident after the woman reported the attack to a third party," he said.
"As soon as we were informed, we commenced a comprehensive investigation. Specially trained officers have spoken to the woman, but to date we have only been provided with very limited information.
"I would appeal for anyone who might have seen or heard something suspicious to get in touch."
A team of officers are checking nearby CCTV for clues and patrols have been increased in and around the vicinity of the park.
Police would like to speak to anyone who was at the Recreation Ground, in nearby Schofield Road or surrounding streets between 8.30 and 9.30pm and who saw anything suspicious.
"You may think that what you saw bears no significance to this case, but your information could be extremely significant," said Det Insp Martin.
If you have any information call Solihull Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 (quoting crime reference number 20SH/28268R/18).

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