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Police appeal after serious sexual assault in Newquay

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Devon and Cornwall Police are appealing for information after a sexual assault in Newquay.

A 19-year-old woman was on a night out on June 3 when the incident happened.

She left Sailors Nightclub and made her way through the town along Berry Road and to the Boating Lake.

It was here that she approached a blond woman in the lake shelters and requested a cigarette.

An altercation then occurred where the victim was punched by the other woman and knocked out on the floor.

She blacked out for an unknown period of time and reported to police that a serious sexual assault had also taken place.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident and are particularly keen to locate the blond haired woman.

Police appeal for witnesses to serious sexual assault of woman in Bridgwater

Police are appealing for witnesses after a serious sexual assault in Bridgwater. Credit: PA Images

Police are appealing for witnesses after a serious sexual assault in Bridgwater on Friday night.

The incident took place shortly before midnight close to a block of garages off Silver Street.

A 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and has since been released on bail.

Detective Nick Riley from Avon & Somerset Police said:

We would like to speak to anyone who might have information on this incident but, specifically, a woman who was walking along Silver Street close to the time of the incident.

It is possible people in the area didn’t realise the significance of what they might have seen. Any information, no matter how minor it may appear, could be crucial to our investigation.

Anyone with information should call us now on 101 and quote crime reference number 5216279416.

– Det. Nick Riley, Avon & Somerset

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Weymouth man charged with sexual assault on a girl under the age of 13

A man will appear in court in Weymouth today charged with sexually assaulting a girl under the age of 13. Credit: PA Images

A man is appearing in court today charged with sexual assault on a girl under the age of 13 after an incident at a house in Weymouth yesterday.

The 25-year-old man will appear before Weymouth Magistrates Court charged with sexual assault and trespass on a premises with intent to commit a sexual act.

Police were called to reports of an intruder at an address in the Melcombe Regis area of the town a little before 7 o clock yesterday.

Officers attended and a man who was located in the house and subsequently arrested.

Appeal for witnesses after 14-year-old sexually assaulted in Cheltenham

E-fit of the man police want to trace. Credit: Gloucestershire Police

Police have appealed for witnesses after a 14-year-old girl was sexually assaulted while walking home from school in Cheltenham.

The incident happened in Brunswick Street on Monday 18 January when the girl, who was walking with a friend, was approached by a man who pushed her against the wall of the Matalan car park and sexually assaulted her, before running off towards St Paul's Road.

The man police are looking for is described as 6 feet tall and black, wearing blue denim jeans, a black Puffa jacket with the hood up and a long navy blue scarf.

Police have now released an e-fit with the help of the victim. They are asking for anyone with information to come forward and call 101 or Crimestoppers.

Parents and children in the area are being advised to stay alert and call police immediately if they see anyone acting suspiciously.

Rail minister 'proud' of women-only carriages idea

Rail Minister and Devizes MP Claire Perry says she's "proud" to have suggested women-only train carriages last year as a way of making the railways safer.

Labour leadership frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn has come in for a string of criticism for suggesting the same thing in a speech last night. He said the idea could provide a solution to the rise in assault and harassment on public transport.

In an interview with Ian Axton, Perry said she wasn't embarrassed that she came up with the idea and commissioned research into it from Middlesex University - research which changed her views.

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