Teenager sexually assaulted in Cheltenham

Teenager sexually assaulted in Cheltenham

Teenager sexually assaulted in Cheltenham

First published in News Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Brendan McFadden
Wilts and Glos Standard by , Reporter

POLICE are appealing for information after a teenager was sexually assaulted in Cheltenham.

The incident happened between 11.30pm on Thursday May 1 and 12am on Friday May 2 on Brunswick Street in the town.

The 18-year-old victim was walking along Brunswick Street when she was approached by three men. One of the offenders then pushed her to the ground, attempted to remove her clothes and sexually assaulted her.

The teenager then shouted at the men to leave her alone, at which point they then left her.

The men are described as white and aged in their 20s or 30s. One of the men had brown hair with stubble on his face. The second man had brown hair and the third man had very dark hair.

Detective Sergeant Peter Rowsell said: “We understand that this will be very worrying for the local community. We would reassure them that we are doing all we can to find these men and to bring them to justice.

“The community can help us with this investigation by thinking back to around 11.30pm-midnight if they were in the Brunswick Street area, perhaps driving or walking through the area on the way back from a night out.

“We’d ask anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area to please call us on 101, no matter how small or insignificant the information may seem.”

Anyone who may have information on this incident is asked to call Gloucestershire Police on 101, quoting incident number 3 of May 2.

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