Sexual assault on cyclepath

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POLICE in Lancaster are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a woman was sexually assaulted as she walked along a cycle path in Lancaster.

The attack was carried out on Friday, September 2, at 6.30pm when the 26-year-old local woman was walking along the cycle path between Longmarsh Lane and the Millennium Bridge. A man has approached her and squeezed her right breast over her clothing before running off in the direction of Longmarsh Lane.

The man was described as a white, aged in his mid-twenties to early thirties, and around 5ft 6” to 5ft 8” tall, with short light brown hair. He was wearing thick rimmed glasses, a dark coloured zip up jacket with dark coloured trousers and was carrying a rucksack.

PC Martin Wilcock from Lancaster Police said: “I would urge anybody that witnessed this incident or with any information about the person responsible to contact police on 08451 25 35 45.”