City centre sexual assault prompts police appeal

Police are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage after a woman was sexually assaulted in Tritton Road in Lincoln on Saturday night (July 18).

Lincolnshire Police.

The victim was assaulted by a man believed to be between 30 and 35 years old near to the Co-Op Funeral Home at around 10.20pm. This is believed to be an isolated incident.

Lincolnshire Police are now appealing for anyone who may have dashcam footage from the Tritton Road and Skellingthorpe Road areas between 10pm and 10.45pm on July 18, or anyone with CCTV footage, or anyone who was in the area at the time and may have seen something, to get in touch.

The suspect is described as white, 5ft 11, with a large build, short blonde hair, clean shaven, and light coloured eyes, and was wearing a grey T-shirt and light coloured shorts.

Detective Inspector Vickie Ward said: “This was an incredibly distressing incident for the victim, and we are completing a thorough investigation to do all we can to identify the person responsible. Any information, no matter how small you think it might be, could lead to this offender being brought to justice.

“The suspect is believed to have made off in the direction of the City School down Skellingthorpe Road, but it is not known which direction he came from. We hope that the appeal for dashcam footage covering the wider area and timescale might lead to some information which can lead us to him.

”While sexual assaults of this nature remain low, I know that people living in the area might be concerned, and I want to reassure people that this is believed to be an isolated incident and that we are increasing patrols in the area. Please feel free to talk to our local Neighbourhood Policing Teams when you see them out.”

The exact location of the offence was determined by the victim using What3Words, an app we encourage everyone to download to their phones.

If you have any information or footage of the area, contact Lincolnshire Police by clicking on the email link [email protected], calling the non-emergency number 101, quoting incident 7 of 18 July or through the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.