Police step up patrols after serious sex assault on teenager

Police are hunting a man who carried out a serious sexual assault on a teenage girl.

The victim was assaulted by on Kilmersdon Road, in Radstock.

The attack happened sometime between 7pm and 8pm on Monday (January 25, 2021).

Officers have carried out a forensic examination of the scene and are conducting house to house and enquiries.

They are also examining also CCTV footage from the area and have stepped up patrols to provide the community with reassurance.

The victim is being supported by specialists and police are urging for members of the public with any information to get in touch.

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A statement from Avon and Somerset Constabulary said: “Detectives are investigating a serious sexual assault which happened in Radstock on Monday (25 January).

“The victim, a teenage girl, was assaulted by a man on Kilmersdon Road sometime between 7pm and 8pm.

“Officers are supporting her and have provided her with access to specialist services.

“As part of our investigation the scene has been forensically examined while officers are also conducting house to house and CCTV enquiries.

“Neighbourhood officers have also increased patrols in the area to provide the community with reassurance.”

Anyone with information can call on 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5221017670.

Help for sexual assault victims past and present available is at the Bridge, Sexual Assault Referral Centre available 24/7 365 days a year. Visit the www.thebridgecanhelp.org.uk or call 0117 342 6999.

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