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Teenager sexually assualted in city

Worcester Editorial 9th Oct, 2013 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

POLICE have launched a manhunt after a teenager was sexually assaulted in the city.

The woman was walking up Rainbow Hill and had just turned into Lansdown Walk about 6.30am on Saturday (October 5) when she noticed a black car driving slowly alongside her.

The driver then asked where she was going and offered her a lift home, which she refused.

Police said as the victim turned into Lansdown Walk, the man got out of the car and approached her.

He started asking her personal questions then asked for a kiss. She tried to ignore him, but he attempted to kiss her and put his hand under her dress.

She pushed him away and hurried off while he got back into his vehicle and drove off.

The driver is described as being Asian in his late 20s or early 30s, around 5ft 7ins tall, of medium build and he had short, black hair. He was wearing a white shirt and black trousers and had a local accent.

PC Naz Waliat, of Worcester Police Station, said: “This was a distressing incident for the young woman and it is concerning to us. It is unacceptable that anyone is approached, propositioned and sexually assaulted in the street.

“If anyone in the Rainbow Hill area witnessed any part of this incident, I would urge them to come forward. I would also like to speak to anyone who may recognise the description of the driver.”

PC Waliat can be contacted via the non-emergency police number 101 or information can be passed on anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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