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Police investigate 'serious sexual assault' on Connah's Quay coastal path

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North Wales Police are investigating after a 'serious sexual assault' on the coastal path in Connah's Quay on Monday.

A woman was attacked by a man as she walked along the section of the path which runs parallel to Dee View Road in Connah's Quay.

The suspect is thought to be 19 years old and has been described as of medium build with dark brown curly hair.

Sometime between 3pm and 5pm last Monday 24th April a woman was attacked whilst walking on the coastal path in Connah's Quay and subjected to a serious sexual assault. The location of the attack is part of the coastal path which runs parallel to Dee View Road in Connah's Quay. At this time we are unable to provide any detailed description of her assailant but we are hoping to trace a potential witness who was seen in the area at the time. This person is described as a white male, approx. 19 years old of medium build with mid to dark brown curly hair (described as similar in styles to ‘curtains’) which is chin length. He was wearing a dark coloured tracksuit and trainers.

We are supporting the victim through this very difficult time and for her, and for the local communities sake we are determined to identify and arrest this man as soon as possible and so I’d appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time and saw any suspicious person or behaviour, or indeed knows who may be responsible to contact Police.

– Det Inspector Eryl Roberts, North Wales Police


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Rob Shelley reports