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Three sexual assaults: Willenhall

Date of Incident: 16/02/2009

Posted on: February 17th, 2009 by 2049

Police are investigating links between three incidents in which young women have been sexually assaulted in Willenhall.

All three offences took place in the last two weeks of January in the Spring Bank and Ashmore Lake areas of the town.

In the first incident, a 16-year-old girl was walking alone along Spring Lane at around 4.30pm on Friday January 16 when a man came up to her and started to speak to her.

He then pulled her to him, before running off when the victim's mobile phone rang.

The offender is described as:

  • a white man
  • around 5ft 5in tall
  • aged in his 30s
  • with a Midland accent
  • wearing a blue waterproof jacket

Just over a week later, on Tuesday January 27, a man followed a 15-year-old girl as she walked along an alleyway off Victoria Street, at around 4.30pm. The man has sexually assaulted her, before running off.

The offender is described as:

  • a white man
  • around 6ft tall

Two days later, on Thursday January 29, a 17-year-old girl was walking through a shopping precinct on Stroud Avenue at 9.45am when a man approached her, with his trouser button undone, and he has exposed himself to her.

He is described as:

  • a white man
  • around 5ft 10in tall
  • of medium build
  • aged in his late teens to early 20s
  • and he was wearing a three-quarter length parka type coat with a fur lined hood
  • a black hooded top with lettering and possibly a ‘G Star' motif

Detective Inspector Gary Plant from Bloxwich CID said:

"These offences have all involved teenage girls, who have been subjected to varying degrees of assault over a two week period.

"We are keen to catch the offender, or offenders, before they gain confidence.

"In two of the incidents the offender has used similar phraseology when speaking to the victim leading us to consider links between each incident. However, we keep an open mind as we continue to investigate the offences.

"We urge anyone who may have information to help us, to get in touch."

Any witnesses to these incidents, or people with information, should call CID at Bloxwich police station on 0845 113 5000, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Contact Details

Division/Station: Bloxwich CID

Name: Gary Plant

Telephone: 0845 113 5000

Incident Location

Victoria Street


The location of the incident marked on this map is approximate