Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward who helped a woman after she was sexually assaulted by a taxi driver in Lancaster.
The incident happened between 2.15am and 3.15am on September 28, when a 19-year-old woman caught a taxi outside Elements nightclub.
During the journey, the driver is alleged to have touched her leg and her breasts.
The taxi pulled up in Abbeystead Drive and as the girl went to get out of the car, the driver hugged and kissed her.
The victim then approached a man passing-by and told him what had happened. This man, who possibly goes by the name James, stayed with her before he was joined by a female friend and the pair walked the victim home.
Det Con Michelle Stephens said: “Despite on-going enquiries, we have been unable to find this man and woman who helped the victim on the night and we are very keen to speak to them.
“I would appeal directly to those two people, if you see this appeal, please get in touch with us by calling 101 and quoting log number LC-20130928-0337.
“Similarly, if anyone has any other information that they think might help, they should also call 101 and quote that log number.”
People with information can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
A 41-year-old man from Carnforth has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and has been released on police bail until later this month.