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Witness appeal after man tries to assault pedestrian in city street

Posted on 2nd October 2017

Did you witness an assault in which a man tried to grab a woman as she walked along a street in Derby?

The 19-year-old was walking along Willow Row, near St Alkmund’s Way and St Helen’s Street, when a man approached her.

He made a number of inappropriate comments to her and tried to grab her but the woman managed to get out of the way.

The incident happened at about 8.45pm on September 20.

The man was white, in his 20s, about 6ft, of thin build, with black hair, a long face and stubble. He had bright blue eyes and was wearing black jeans, a black hoodie and black shoes.

We want to hear from any witnesses or anyone who might have seen someone matching that description in the area around the time.

Anyone with information should call us on 101, quoting reference 17000407325.

You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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