Woman thrown to the ground and sexually abused in a horrific attack.


It was reported that the woman was approached by the man yesterday (Saturday, October 17) at about 23.20 at the junction of Devonshire Road and High Park Road.

A woman was sexually assaulted by a man wearing a thin black fabric mask during a terrible attack in Southport last night.

The man was described as wearing a “thin black cloth mask”.

The assailant is described as a white man of medium build, about 30 years old, 5’8″ tall with very short, dark hair. He wore a thin black cloth face mask, a thin black coat of thigh length and dark pants.

The police said that the woman had not suffered any physical injuries, but had been extremely shaken by the ordeal and was supported by specialist officials.

She was thrown to the ground and sexually assaulted before the perpetrator left on foot.

The officers searched the area for the perpetrator and conducted a forensic investigation of the crime scene. Video surveillance in the area is also being investigated.

“This would undoubtedly have been an incredibly agonizing ordeal for the victim, and we are committed to ensuring that the person responsible is removed from our streets.

said Detective Inspector Christian Vaughan: “Our investigation into this incident is still at an early stage. I would like to assure the community that fortunately these types of incidents are extremely rare and we take this report very seriously.

“Investigations into its location are still ongoing and we are particularly interested in talking to anyone who was near Devonshire Road and High Park Road on Saturday around 11.20pm and may have seen a man who fits the description.

“If you were driving in the area at that time and you have a dashcam, could you possibly have captured him with a camera? Please check the footage and let us know if this is the case.

Anyone with even the smallest piece of information is asked to contact the Merseyside Police CC Social Media Desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC.

You can also call 101 and quote the incident 20000630525 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their online form here.


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