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Appeal for witnesses following sexual assault in Melton

Updated: Jan 14

An investigation is continuing after a woman was subjected to a serious sexual assault in Melton Mowbray.


It happened in Dalby Road between 12am and 12.30am on Tuesday 28 December.


Following the incident, the victim – a woman in her 40s – approached a couple near Hartopp Road and told them what happened. They stayed with her until a member of her family arrived.


Enquiries carried out to date have also determined that a number of vehicles passed around the same time, as well as another person on foot.



Dalby Road in Melton. Photo: Google


A 48-year-old man from Melton was arrested in connection with the incident and has since been released on bail.


Emma Bailey, a Police Investigating Officer, said: “I would like to speak to the couple who initially stayed with the victim as they may be able to provide important information. If you were one of those people, please get in touch.


“Likewise I’d also like to speak to any motorists who were driving in the area at the time. Please cast your mind back. Did you see anyone or anything that caught your attention? Any information you have could assist.”


You can pass on information by visiting https://www.leics.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime/ and quoting reference 21*751606.


Alternatively call 101.

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