Patrols increased after third incident in Stockbrook area of Derby
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Officers have increased patrols in the Stockbrook area of Derby after a third incident in which a woman was chased by a man in the early hours of this morning.
The woman was walking along Drewry Lane at around 12.50am this morning (6 December) when she was chased by a man. She was able to make it home before the man was able to catch up with her and she was not physically hurt.
The man was described as White, around 30 years old, with short hair. He was dressed all in black and was described as tall.
Today’s incident comes soon after two other occurrences in which women were sexually assaulted in the same area in November.
The first happened between 8pm and 9pm in Stockbrook Street, near to St Luke’s Church, on Wednesday 17 November and saw a 25-year-old woman assaulted.
The second incident happened at 3.10am on Sunday 21 November near the junction of Ward Street and Drewry Lane.
A 23-year-old woman was approached by a man who assaulted her, before he ran off along Drewry Lane in the direction of the city centre.
He was described as White, of skinny build, and was wearing a coat or hoodie with the hood up.
Detectives are linking the three incidents and patrols have been stepped up in the area.
Detective Inspector Pete Hundal said: “These three incidents are understandably concerning and the force is taking the reports very seriously.
“Residents in Stockbrook Street and the surrounding roads will continue to see high visibility patrols.
“Plain clothes officers are also working on the case and will be in the area – and detectives are following a number of lines of enquiry.
“While officers have been conducting house to house enquiries, I would urge anyone with any CCTV footage that covers the areas mentioned above to get in touch.
“I would also ask that any drivers who may have been in the area on the dates and times detailed and may have dashcam footage contact the force.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Derbyshire police using any of the below methods, including reference 21*687194:
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