Two named and charged over Lincoln High Street sexual assault and attack

Two men have been named and charged by police after a sexual assault and violent attack on Lincoln High Street left a woman feeling unsafe on the city’s streets.

As previously reported, Lincolnshire Police arrested three men – aged 42, 35 and 19, after a woman was allegedly sexually touched from behind.

The attack happened at around 5am on Monday, December 2. A man was also knocked to the floor and kicked in the face.

Two men have since been charged and another has been released with no further action.

Alin-ionut Apostu, 19, of Hood Street in Lincoln, has been charged with GBH with intent, two counts of assault and a sexual assault on a woman.

Alexandru Mocanu, 35, of Gibbeson Street in Lincoln, has been charged with GBH with intent and sexual assault on a woman.

Both men appeared before Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on Friday, December 6. After the hearing they were remanded in custody and will appear at Lincoln Crown Court on January 6.

The 42-year-old man, who was arrested, has been released with no further action.

A sexual assault victim who was attacked on a night out has spoken to The Lincolnite about her experience and said she no longer feels safe on Lincoln’s streets.

The 19-year-old victim, who cannot be named, said that three men approached her on the High Street before sexually touching her from behind.

Her friend, a 29-year-old man, tried to intervene but he was knocked to the floor and the men kicked him in the face and stomped on his head, causing serious facial injuries. He is now recovering.

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