Sex assault in Worcester: teen attacked after she leaves city nightclub

Sex assault in Worcester: teen attacked after she leaves city nightclub

Sex assault in Worcester: teen attacked after she leaves city nightclub

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A TEENAGE woman was sexually assaulted in Worcester in the early hours of this morning.

The victim left the Velvet Lounge Nightclub in Angel Place just before 1.55am and walked home via The Butts, Farrier Street and Cherry Tree Walk. She became aware a man was following her and as she approached the railway arches at the junction with Infirmary Walk, the man has approached her and grabbed her by the hand.

He put his arms around her and lifted her off her feet, which caused her to fall backwards and onto the ground. He climbed on top of her, sexually assaulted her and attempted to kiss her, but because she was struggling and shouting at him, he shortly gave up and ran off towards Farrier Street.

The man is described as having a dark complexion - possibly of Asian or Mediterranean background - about 18-20 years old, short at around 5ft 5ins tall, of medium build, and had shaved black hair. He was wearing a dark blue or purple t-shirt with a collar and dark trousers.

Detective Sergeant David Hall of Worcester CID said: “Such stranger attacks are rare but obviously extremely worrying and we have a team of detectives working on the investigation. Additional uniformed patrols will be in the area for the coming days to reassure local residents.

“Thankfully, the young woman’s actions seem to have deterred the man, but she has been left very distressed and we are concerned about how much worse this assault could have been.

“I would like to appeal to anyone who was in the area between 1.45am and 2.15am and saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area around Infirmary Walk, Farrier Street, The Butts and Angel Place.

“If anyone recognises the description of the attacker, please contact West Mercia Police immediately.”

DS Hall can be contacted via the non-emergency police number 101 or information can be passed on anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers (0800 555 111 or via their website : www.crimestoppers-uk.org). Quote the reference number 49s 11/04/14.

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10:11am Sat 12 Apr 14

canuck7 says...

Right outside where i live here this happened. there's that much screaming and shouting at that time- 11pm - 3am from drunks- etc in the area from 11pm - 3am , that i've unfortunately given up phoning the police generally at that time cuz according to some of them it's all in my head and they've sent someone round to politely ask me to stop phoning through to them when it's kicking off outside. pity some lazy cops have this attitude.
Right outside where i live here this happened. there's that much screaming and shouting at that time- 11pm - 3am from drunks- etc in the area from 11pm - 3am , that i've unfortunately given up phoning the police generally at that time cuz according to some of them it's all in my head and they've sent someone round to politely ask me to stop phoning through to them when it's kicking off outside. pity some lazy cops have this attitude. canuck7
  • Score: 21

10:58am Sat 12 Apr 14

ReadyBreck says...

I feel your pain canuck7, West Mercia threatened us with wasting police time for continually complaining about our old neighbour. Now years later they've realised we were right as he's now in prison for child abuse. West Mercia have a lot to answer for, especially to that child. At best they are lazy and incompetent and only concerned with harassing drivers for easy scoreboard points.
I feel your pain canuck7, West Mercia threatened us with wasting police time for continually complaining about our old neighbour. Now years later they've realised we were right as he's now in prison for child abuse. West Mercia have a lot to answer for, especially to that child. At best they are lazy and incompetent and only concerned with harassing drivers for easy scoreboard points. ReadyBreck
  • Score: 27

11:09am Sat 12 Apr 14

canuck7 says...

ReadyBreck wrote:
I feel your pain canuck7, West Mercia threatened us with wasting police time for continually complaining about our old neighbour. Now years later they've realised we were right as he's now in prison for child abuse. West Mercia have a lot to answer for, especially to that child. At best they are lazy and incompetent and only concerned with harassing drivers for easy scoreboard points.
Hi, thanks for you're input. there IS of course decent coppers about - and hers's the but..they know whey are still part of the machine so out on a limb.
i have a neighbour feud at my last address with young drink/drug addicts downstairs and cop came round and told me i was paranoid. then months later the law almost tasers me by accident when this crazy neighbour was waving a carving knife in my face. so i been there too. My sympathies to the women assalted last night outside. i am sorry to say IT IS a dodgy area i live in and the many female student women coming back to the UNI here in the early hours from the nightclubs of course now to be aware of the dangers.
[quote][p][bold]ReadyBreck[/bold] wrote: I feel your pain canuck7, West Mercia threatened us with wasting police time for continually complaining about our old neighbour. Now years later they've realised we were right as he's now in prison for child abuse. West Mercia have a lot to answer for, especially to that child. At best they are lazy and incompetent and only concerned with harassing drivers for easy scoreboard points.[/p][/quote]Hi, thanks for you're input. there IS of course decent coppers about - and hers's the but..they know whey are still part of the machine so out on a limb. i have a neighbour feud at my last address with young drink/drug addicts downstairs and cop came round and told me i was paranoid. then months later the law almost tasers me by accident when this crazy neighbour was waving a carving knife in my face. so i been there too. My sympathies to the women assalted last night outside. i am sorry to say IT IS a dodgy area i live in and the many female student women coming back to the UNI here in the early hours from the nightclubs of course now to be aware of the dangers. canuck7
  • Score: 13

11:32am Sun 13 Apr 14

canuck7 says...

And another thing. there is a police/council CCTV camera with "see in the dark" infra-red capabiity, 5 meters from the said railway arch.this camera can see up to and around 90% of the inside of this railway arch, as well as infirmary walk up to the corner at the ends of the Almshouse and all of cherry tree walk. WHY was'nt the incident caught and monitored by the CCTV operator who are montoring the city camera's on pub/club nights etc?. of course, the assalt itself could have taken place the other side of the rail arch when the camera cannot see.but like i said, what about when he was following her and grabbed her hand?. clearly this incident proves the authorities are'nrt too bothered what takes place in infirmary walk area judging by the general vandalism, and "public order" offences here. if you want to know more- please put "worcester infirmary walk persistent vandalism" into "You Tube" and more will become clear. lastly there has'nt been a cop to be seen here where we live to ask if anyone saw or heard anything............
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And another thing. there is a police/council CCTV camera with "see in the dark" infra-red capabiity, 5 meters from the said railway arch.this camera can see up to and around 90% of the inside of this railway arch, as well as infirmary walk up to the corner at the ends of the Almshouse and all of cherry tree walk. WHY was'nt the incident caught and monitored by the CCTV operator who are montoring the city camera's on pub/club nights etc?. of course, the assalt itself could have taken place the other side of the rail arch when the camera cannot see.but like i said, what about when he was following her and grabbed her hand?. clearly this incident proves the authorities are'nrt too bothered what takes place in infirmary walk area judging by the general vandalism, and "public order" offences here. if you want to know more- please put "worcester infirmary walk persistent vandalism" into "You Tube" and more will become clear. lastly there has'nt been a cop to be seen here where we live to ask if anyone saw or heard anything............ ... canuck7
  • Score: 6

10:03am Mon 14 Apr 14

garysparrow says...

A teen? As in teenager under 18, coming out of a nightclub?
Should she have been in the club first off and why was she out this late at night, did her parents know?
It's a shame this had happened to her an hope the offender gets caught.
A teen? As in teenager under 18, coming out of a nightclub? Should she have been in the club first off and why was she out this late at night, did her parents know? It's a shame this had happened to her an hope the offender gets caught. garysparrow
  • Score: -6

10:23am Mon 14 Apr 14

canuck7 says...

garysparrow wrote:
A teen? As in teenager under 18, coming out of a nightclub?
Should she have been in the club first off and why was she out this late at night, did her parents know?
It's a shame this had happened to her an hope the offender gets caught.
Hi. i live right where the assalt took place.very often on club and pub nights there are single young females walking around in the area where the assalt took place. she could have been a student returning too the Uni in infirmary walk. this does happen. i think it worth mentioning that on busy nights there are often men in groups standing around their cars in the council car park oppisite who don't live in the area and use the car park to "congregate at night up to 2am.
[quote][p][bold]garysparrow[/bold] wrote: A teen? As in teenager under 18, coming out of a nightclub? Should she have been in the club first off and why was she out this late at night, did her parents know? It's a shame this had happened to her an hope the offender gets caught.[/p][/quote]Hi. i live right where the assalt took place.very often on club and pub nights there are single young females walking around in the area where the assalt took place. she could have been a student returning too the Uni in infirmary walk. this does happen. i think it worth mentioning that on busy nights there are often men in groups standing around their cars in the council car park oppisite who don't live in the area and use the car park to "congregate at night up to 2am. canuck7
  • Score: 3

10:50am Mon 14 Apr 14

canuck7 says...

so someone just posted a negative to my comment?! all i will say is there must be are some sick people around who for whatever their reason or agenda they resent the TRUTH being spoken!.
so someone just posted a negative to my comment?! all i will say is there must be are some sick people around who for whatever their reason or agenda they resent the TRUTH being spoken!. canuck7
  • Score: 2

12:26pm Mon 14 Apr 14

canuck7 says...

ReadyBreck wrote:
I feel your pain canuck7, West Mercia threatened us with wasting police time for continually complaining about our old neighbour. Now years later they've realised we were right as he's now in prison for child abuse. West Mercia have a lot to answer for, especially to that child. At best they are lazy and incompetent and only concerned with harassing drivers for easy scoreboard points.
Readybreack, one thing has been on my mind since you post you're comment, yes i agree wholeheartily that west mercia and worcester police have a LOT to answer for, collectively and individually,not to me!- but to HE that see's everything and judges fairly.
[quote][p][bold]ReadyBreck[/bold] wrote: I feel your pain canuck7, West Mercia threatened us with wasting police time for continually complaining about our old neighbour. Now years later they've realised we were right as he's now in prison for child abuse. West Mercia have a lot to answer for, especially to that child. At best they are lazy and incompetent and only concerned with harassing drivers for easy scoreboard points.[/p][/quote]Readybreack, one thing has been on my mind since you post you're comment, yes i agree wholeheartily that west mercia and worcester police have a LOT to answer for, collectively and individually,not to me!- but to HE that see's everything and judges fairly. canuck7
  • Score: -2

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