Appeal for Witnesses

Oct 3, 2012 by Warren

Detectives are appealing for witnesses in relation to an incident that occurred during the early hours of Sunday 30 September 2012.

A 19-year-old woman was assaulted while walking along the canal tow path between the Anchor Pub, Glascote, and the bridge leading to Kettlebrook Road, near to Tamworth Cruising Club, Kettlebrook.

The woman was confronted by a group of young men, described as being in their late teens or early twenties, wearing tracksuits and hoodies. One of them was wearing a black beanie-style hat and had blond stubble on his face, which was more prominent around his chin.

The woman was pushed into the canal and when she managed to get out she was assaulted. As a result she received minor injuries. It is also known that some of the men were in possession of a dark coloured ‘mini-moto’ bike, possibly stolen from a nearby garden. It is believed that the offenders then continued along the tow path towards Amington.

Detectives from Staffordshire Police are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen this incident or may have seen a group of people pushing a ‘mini-moto’ bike around the Glascote or Amington area. Anyone who had a such a bike stolen overnight on Saturday 29 September/Sunday 30 September and has not reported it to police is also encouraged to do so.

Anybody with any information should contact DS Kiley Round on 01785 235933 or ring Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 166 of 30 September. Alternatively, they can ring independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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