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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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Concern for vulnerable teen missing from Bridgwater

Police are trying to trace a 19-year-old who has gone missing from Bridgwater.

Soraia Lourenco has not been seen since August 15 and officers say they are growing increasingly concerned for her welfare.

They say enquiries suggest the teen - described as vulnerable - may be in the Nottingham area.

Soraia Lourenco has not been seen since August 15

Soraia is 5ft 5ins, of slight build, with black hair and brown eyes.

She was last seen wearing patterned leggings, white trainers, a grey hooded top and a baseball cap.

If you see Soraia please call 999 and give the call handler the reference number 5216189418.

If you have information about where she may be, please call 101 and give the call handler the same number.

– Avon and Somerset Police
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