Woman sexually assaulted in toilets of Darwen pub on New Year's Day

Police have released CCTV images of a man they would like to identify in connection with a sexual assault in Darwen.

Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 3:34 pm
Updated Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 4:23 pm

Police want to speak to a man in connection with a sexual assault investigation in Darwen.

An 18-year-old woman was in the women’s toilets at Level One Live nightclub in The Green at around 3am on January 1.

A man entered the toilets and approached the victim from behind, before grabbing and sexually assaulting her.

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Police have released CCTV images of a man they would like to identify. (Credit: Lancashire Police)

The woman fought the man off and left the toilets, later reporting the incident to police.

Following extensive enquiries, police have released images of a man they would like to identify in connection with the investigation.

Det Con Mark Parrington, of Blackburn Police, said: “We are keen to speak to this man and hope someone recognises him.

“I would encourage anyone with information to come forward immediately.”

(Credit: Lancashire Police)

If you know who the man is, call 01254 353868 or email [email protected] quoting log reference number 0639 of January 1.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.