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Police seek group who saw woman's cries for help

Worcester Editorial 20th Mar, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

A WOMAN was seriously assaulted after a cry for help was ignored by passers-by.

The domestic-related incident happened in Worcester on Saturday (March 15) and police are appealing for a group of people, who the victim called for, to come forward.

A woman in her 20s left her property in Barbers Close, Blackpole, about 7.30pm, and made her way along Drapers Close and then through an alleyway onto Windermere Drive.

From the alleyway she shouted at the group who were walking past, asking for help, but was ignored and then physically returned to her address by a man in his 20s, who had joined her.

She was later seriously assaulted.

PC Simon Timbrell said: “Thankfully the victim is recovering well from injuries, but this was clearly a traumatic experience for her.

“They (group of people) did not respond to the woman’s calls, perhaps they did not realise the seriousness of the situation, but I am sure they will remember this young woman, walking barefooted and calling for help.”

Police also said they are piecing together what happened on Saturday evening and are trying to trace the group of people in question, while also urging anyone who heard cries or commotion in the Barbers Close or Drapers close area between 5.15pm and 10pm to come forward.

Anyone with further information can contact police on the non-emergency number 101 or by calling Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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