Attempted sexual assault in Clevedon

Appeal for witnesses after an attempted sexual assault in Clevedon.

Appeal for witnesses after an attempted sexual assault in Clevedon. - Credit: Archant

A MAN tried to sexually assault a woman at a bus stop in Clevedon.

The victim was walking along Southern Way with a friend at about 8.25pm on February 13 when a man tried to touch her inappropriately.

The offender had been walking ahead of the women, but after crossing Westerleigh Road he stopped at the bus stop and tried to touch the victim.

The woman pushed his hand away and told him to leave them alone. The suspect then ran off down Westerleigh Road.

Detective Constable Nicholas Riley said: “This was a frightening incident for the victim who was fortunately able to act quickly to avoid being assaulted more seriously.

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“This incident is being investigated and I would like to reassure people that we will do all we can to find the person responsible and there is no need for undue alarm.

“We have already conducted some house-to-house enquiries in the area but we would still like to ask any other local residents, or people walking or driving through the area at that time, to contact us if they saw someone acting suspiciously in the area.”

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The suspect is white with a pale complexion, around 5ft 6ins tall, of average build and aged between 40 and 55 years old.

He was wearing a black zip-up hooded top and dark trousers.

Police are asking anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information about the offence to call DC Riley on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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