Renewed appeal for bridge assault

Police want to trace this man in connection with indecent assaults on two 13-year-old girls.
Police want to trace this man in connection with indecent assaults on two 13-year-old girls.

POLICE are renewing their appeal for witnesses following an indecent assault in Lancaster.

The incident happened at around 7.15pm on Monday, April 16, on the Millennium Bridge in the city centre.

A man approached two 13-year-old girls on the bridge and put his arm around them both before sexually touching them and laughing.

The girls managed to push the man off and ran towards Skerton.

The offender is described as Asian, aged around 25 years, of average height and a slim to skinny build.

He had dark wavy hair and dark eyes and a gap to the side in his upper row of teeth.

He was wearing a cream coloured cardigan type top over a blue undershirt and blue jeans.

Detective Constable Brian Shepherd said: “I would appeal to anyone who recognises the man in this picture to come forward and contact the police.

“This is a serious offence and the person responsible needs to be caught and brought to justice.

“Although not physically hurt, the two girls have been left shaken following a terrifying ordeal.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call Lancaster CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.