A man has been charged with the kidnap and sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl in Weston-super-Mare almost 33 years ago.
The 60-year-old David Green was arrested yesterday in the Moseley area of Birmingham. The charges relate to an incident in July 1983, when a teenager was assaulted in a storeroom off Marine Parade.
We’ve charged a 60-year-old man with the kidnap and sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl in Weston-super-Mare almost 33 years ago.
David John Green, of Moseley in Birmingham was arrested yesterday (26/2) following an investigation by the Major Crime Review Team.
He’s been charged with kidnap, buggery, attempted rape and indecent assault.
The charges relate to an incident on 17 July 1983, when a 15-year-old girl was assaulted in a storeroom off Marine Parade.
The arrest follows Friday's sentencing of Stephen McCafferty, who admitted raping a woman 35-years-ago in Bristol after DNA tracked him down.
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Police are appealing after a convicted sexual offender has absconded from prison.
Jonathan Wade, 26, was originally jailed for indecent exposure, but was last seen in central Bristol, after leaving approved premises, on November 24.
He is 6ft tall, has various tattoos on his face neck and arms, and normally wears his hear in a Mohican style - regularly changing the colour.
Wade also occasionally wears glasses, and also a circular earring which sit within the ears.
He has links to Bristol, and Weston-super-Mare.
If anyone sees Jonathan, they are asked to not approach him but call us immediately on 999 and quote crime reference number 5215048355.