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Renewed appeal: Possible sexual assault victims had ‘Eastern European accents’

Police are asking for help to reach out to Eastern European communities

Lincolnshire Police have renewed their appeal to find two possible victims of sexual assault on the South Common in Lincoln.

New descriptions of a woman and a girl “with Eastern European accents” have been shared by the force after a series of assaults in the area resulted in the arrest and charge of a 17-year-old.

While two victims came forward, the other two reports were second hand from witnesses and the victims did not speak to police.

Lincolnshire Police said: “The first incident was reported to us on July 5 at 7.38pm by a dog walker who said she had found a distressed girl who claimed to have been “touched” by a man.

“The victim is described as being aged in her teens, tanned complexion with blond hair, wearing a pink sleeveless t-shirt and light blue ripped jeans. She had a red mountain bike with her.

“The second incident was reported to us at 6.59pm on July 16. In this case a dog walker witnessed a man possibly assaulting a woman on the South Common.

“The woman was white, believed to be in her 20s with long dark hair. She was wearing multi coloured yoga pants and a black cardigan. Her sunglasses were broken during the incident.

“Both victims are described as having Eastern European accents.”

Detective Inspector David McKean is leading the investigation. He said:

“It is vital that we speak to these victims. What we have at the moment are second hand reports and we don’t know exactly what has happened. We are very grateful to the witnesses for coming forward but of course we need to speak to the victims directly.

“If you were one of these victims, or you know who they are, please get in touch urgently. We believe that the victims may be Eastern European so would specifically like to ask these communities to share our appeal.”

Any further witnesses can contact us on 101, quoting either incident number 416 of July 16 or incident 451 of July 5.

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