Teenage boy sexually assaulted student

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A TEENAGE boy sexually assaulted a student as she walked through Galgate, near Lancaster.

The incident took place on Chapel Lane at 3.30pm on January 29 when the teenager, who was in the company of four other youths, ran after the 20-year-old victim and engaged her in conversation before groping her breast and slapping her bottom.

The group, three boys and two girls, were hanging around the steps to the cemetery at the time of the offence.

The boy responsible is described as white, aged between 13 and 15, slim build with short light brown hair and a grey and white matching tracksuit.

PC Nikki Kay said: “I would appeal to anybody that saw the group of youngsters in the area at the time of incident, or with any information to come forward.

“The victim was not hurt but obviously felt violated and this type of behaviour is not acceptable.”

Anyone with any information should call Lancashire Police on 101.

People with information can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.