Police searching for a man who groped a woman on her way home from a night out

Manor Avenue, Penwortham
Manor Avenue, Penwortham
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POLICE are appealing for information after a woman was touched inappropriately in Penwortham as she made her way home from a night out.

At between 1am and 1.50am on Sunday, October 4, the victim - a 50-year-old local woman – was dropped off by a taxi near to Manor Avenue and as she continued to walk home, police say she was approached from behind and pushed forward causing her to fall to the floor,

According to the police report the offender then reached down and touched her chest inappropriately over the top of her clothing before she screamed and the man has run off.

DC Corina Barton from Preston CID said: “We know from our CCTV enquiries that there were people in the Manor Avenue area at the time and so I am asking those individuals to come forward and speak to us as they may have some key information.”

The man is described as dark skinned wearing a dark tracksuit bottoms and shoes.

Anyone with information can contact Preston CID on 01772 209749 or they can call 101 quoting incident reference 139 of October 4.