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Witnesses sought to sexual assault at Grimsby’s Welholme Galleries

by Steve Beasant on 17 July, 2015

Were you walking in area at time?

Officers investigating a suspected serious sexual assault at Grimsby’s Welholme Galleries are keen to speak to two potential witnesses who were walking in the area around the time of the alleged attack.

Police were called to the scene at around 1am, on Wednesday, July 15 following reports a woman had suffered a serious sexual assault in the grounds of galleries, at the junction of Hainton Avenue and Welholme Road.

Investigations have revealed two people were walking from the direction of Welholme Galleries towards Sainsbury’s at 12.34am, who may have seen the suspect and the victim in the area.

The suspect is thought to have run away from the galleries towards Sainsbury’s at around 12.40am, before walking in either the direction of Welholme Community Primary School or left into Heneage Road.

The suspect is described as mixed race, in his twenties, around 5ft 3” tall, of stocky build with short, dark hair.

He wore baggy trousers and a light coloured T-shirt. He also spoke with a foreign accent.

As he left the scene, he was believed to be carrying a jacket.

Anyone with information – particularly the people known to be walking in the area – are asked to call 101, quoting log number 29 of July 15.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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