A THIRD sexual assault on a young woman has taken place in Chester.
The attack happened in the early hours of Saturday, July 12 as the 19-year-old was walking along Garden Lane on her way home from a night out in the city centre.
She was followed by a young white male, described as 5’7” tall and skinny with a pale complexion, dark eyes and stubble.
The attacker, who spoke with a local accent, assaulted the woman as she walked under the ring road overpass at approximately 2.30am.
This is the third such assault in Chester over recent months; the first, in Saughall Road, Blacon occurred on June 2 and a further assault took place on Hoole Lane on July 14.
A spokesman for Cheshire police said: “There is nothing to suggest a link to the other attacks at this point but we advise women to be mindful of personal safety.
“Avoid secluded areas and if you are followed, get to a place of safety and contact the police.”
Anyone with information can contact DS Mike Waters on 0845 458 0000 quoting incident number 0708250128. Alternatively, information can be left anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.