Patrols stepped up following reports of two women assaulted in Derby
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We are increasing our patrols in the Stockbrook area of Derby following two reports of women who have been assaulted in the last 10 days.
It is as we renew our appeal for any dashcam footage or information on the incidents.
The most recent happened around 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. He may also have been of Eastern European origin.
We also received a report on Tuesday 23 November of a woman who had been assaulted a few days previously, on Wednesday 17 November.
It happened between around 8pm and 9pm on Stockbrook Street, near to St Luke’s Church.
Officers are very keen to hear from anyone who might have dashcam footage or CCTV from those areas around the time of the incidents, who may have noticed anything suspicious or with information which could help with our enquiries.
Detective Inspector Brian Bilby, of our Public Protection Unit, said: "We are taking these reports very seriously and the police presence in the area has been increased whilst investigations are ongoing.
"Officers are out patrolling to keep you safe, so please speak to us if you have any concerns, or if you have seen or heard anything which you feel isn’t right.”
If you have any information which you feel could help, please contact us on the below information, quoting reference 21*678371:
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