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Police investigate after 13-year-old is indecently assaulted

Lincolnshire police have commenced an investigation after a 13-year-old girl was indecently assaulted woodland between St Edmunds Road and Ancaster Drive in Sleaford.

Police launch investigation after indecent assault

The girl was with her bicycle on the afternoon of May 4 when she was approached by a man who carried out the assault.

It was not reported to the police until 7th May.

The offender is described as white, possibly aged in his late 50’s, 5’6” tall. He was of slim, possibly athletic, build. His hair was short at the sides and slightly longer on top. It was grey and combed forward with a fringe.

He was clean shaven. He wore black knee length shorts and a plain grey tee shirt.

Detective Inspector Pete Grayson, leading the investigation, said, “I am keen to speak to anyone who may have been in the vicinity of the woods last Sunday between 2:00pm and 3:00pm in the afternoon. They may have seen the victim or the offender and in any event may have information for us.

We are told that two young women aged between 18 and 25, walking a golden Labrador,were seen close to the woods at around the relevant time. I would very much like to speak to them as they may have seen something useful to this investigation.”

Hayley's skirt turns up in Lincoln charity shop

A charity shop in Sleaford got an unexpected delivery last week when they received a dress worn by Coronation Street star Julie Hesmondhalgh.

Julie wearing the skirt while filming in Blackpool Credit: Press Association

Julie's character, Hayley Cropper, left the show after a controversial storyline earlier this year.

The skirt is a purple, floral, Birketex skirt, in size 16, with sequins and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

It is being sold for £45 at Sleaford’s British Red Cross shop.

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