Man, 19, released on bail after alleged 'serious sexual assault' on girl in Cardiff city centre

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A 19-year-old man who was arrested after the alleged "serious sexual assault" of a 16-year-old girl in Cardiff city centre has been released on conditional bail.

Police are still investigating the incident which happened near Sandon Street and Adam Street on Saturday night.

The man, from Penylan, was arrested on Sunday.

The Cardiff campus of the University of South Wales was temporarily closed on Sunday as officers carried out their investigations.

Police have said that neither the 19-year-old man or 16-year-old girl have connections to the University of South Wales.

Detective Inspector Grant Wilson, from South Wales Police, said: “Sexual assault is one of the most traumatic and devastating experiences a person can suffer and we at South Wales Police are committed to providing a first-class service to victims.

“In Cardiff we have a strong tradition of partnership work to keep our city safe and we would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the public and city centre business community for their continued help and support during this on-going investigation.

“While the person arrested has been arrested on conditional bail, our investigation is very much on-going and a team of detectives are carrying out extensive enquiries in and around the city centre.

“If anyone has concerns about what has happened or has information that can assist us, please approach a police officer or contact us by one of the following means.”