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Women inappropriately touched in Derby city centre

Posted on 6th January 2017

Our officers in Derby are investigating allegations that women have been touched inappropriately by a man in the Cathedral Quarter of the city centre.

There have been a number of reported assaults on women, walking alone, between December 21 last year and today but these incidents have grown in frequency over the past week. There was one yesterday evening and one earlier today (January 6) and we’re eager to arrest the offender.

All of the incidents involved the offender touching the women inappropriately, over their clothing, before running off.

The incidents have happened at various times throughout the day and our detectives are considering whether the attacks are linked or not.

They are asking you, particularly if you are alone, to be vigilant whilst walking through the city centre and to report any incidents, no matter how minor, to us.

If you know anything about these incidents or suspect you know who might be responsible for the assaults please contact us on 101, quoting incident number 474 of the 29 December 2016 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.  

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