CCTV appeal after boy attacked in toilets of Lancashire Sainsbury's store

Police have released CCTV of a man they want to talk to after a boy was sexually assaulted in the toilets of a Sainsbury's.

Monday, 24th December 2018, 11:20 am
Updated Tuesday, 8th January 2019, 5:06 pm
Police say they want to speak to this man as a witness in relation to the sexual assault of a boy aged under 13

A boy reported he had been assaulted in a toilet cubicle at Sainsbury’s in Burnley on Sunday, November 25.

A man has been arrested and charged in connection with the incident, but now police have released CCTV of a man they want to talk to as a witness.

Following enquiries, officers believe the pictured man was in the area around the time of the report and may be able to assist with our enquiries.

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DC Natasha Bennett said: “I would like to stress that the man is potentially a witness, not a suspect. He may have some information that could help with our investigation and we need to speak to him.

“If you recognise him, or believe you are the man, please let us know.”

A man has been charged in connection with the investigation.

Dennis Walsh, 39, of Albert Street, Burnley has been charged with sexual assault on a child under 13, false imprisonment and breach of a sexual harm prevention order. He has been remanded in custody.

Anyone with information should email [email protected] or call 101 quoting log number 0598 of November 25th.