Witnesses to Alderley sexual assault sought

Detectives investigating a serious sexual assault in Alderley Edge are appealing for witnesses to come forward. 

At around 10 pm on Saturday 31 October an 18-year-old female left a nightclub on London Road, Alderley, with a group of friends. The group crossed the road near McColls where they spoke to a group of men. 

At around 11 pm one of the men took the teenage girl to an alleyway on Stevens Street where she was subjected to a serious sexual assault.

The man, described as mid-twenties, mixed race, slim build wearing black clothing and white trainers left in the direction of Waitrose and possibly got into a taxi. 

The teenager alerted her friend who informed police.

Enquiries are ongoing in the local area and detectives are urging anyone, in particular taxi drivers who were in the area around that time, to come forward.

Detective Inspector Duncan Gouck said: “Since the incident was reported we have been carrying out a number of enquiries in the local area to establish the full circumstances.

“This includes reviewing CCTV, speaking to witnesses and assessing forensic enquiries in a bid to piece together exactly what has happened.

“I am now appealing for help from the public who may have in the area and have information which could assist with our investigation.

“I am also appealing directly to taxi drivers who were in the area and may have picked a man up at around 11:40pm on London Road and would urge them to get in touch.”

The victim is continuing to be supported by specially trained officers.

Anyone with any information about the incident is urged to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting IML 841468.

Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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