Sexual assault in Grangetown

Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenage girl was sexually assaulted in Grangetown.

The 15-year-old victim was walking across an area of recreation ground, known locally as ‘the rec’ between Normanby Road and Church Lane in Grangetown at 7pm on Wednesday 6th February.

As she walked, she passed a man crouching down on the ‘rec’ who then came up behind her and dragged her to the ground where he sexually assaulted her.

He was disturbed by a female voice in the distance shouting and ran off. The victim heard agroup of girls laughing, in the distance.

Police believe these girls may have witnessed the man fleeing the scene and we would appeal for these girls to contact us to help in any way they can.

The man is described as white, 40-50 years old, 5’10” – 6’ tall, of stocky build with broad shoulders.