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Appeal: dashcam and CCTV footage following sexual assault

We are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage after a woman was sexually assaulted in Tritton Road in Lincoln on Saturday night (18th July).

The victim was assaulted by a man believed to be between 30 and 35 years old near to the Co-Op Funeral Home at around 10.20pm. This is believed to be an isolated incident.

We would like to hear from anyone who may have dashcam footage from the Tritton Road and Skellingthorpe Road areas between 10pm and 10.45pm on 18th July, anyone with CCTV footage, or anyone who was in the area at the time and may have seen something.

The suspect is described as white, 5ft 11, with a large build, short blonde hair, clean shaven, and light coloured eyes, and was wearing a grey T-shirt and light coloured shorts.

Detective Inspector Vickie Ward said: “This was an incredibly distressing incident for the victim, and we are completing a thorough investigation to do all we can to identify the person responsible. Any information, no matter how small you think it might be, could lead to this offender being brought to justice.

“The suspect is believed to have made off in the direction of the City School down Skellingthorpe Road, but it is not known which direction he came from. We hope that the appeal for dashcam footage covering the wider area and timescale might lead to some information which can lead us to him.

”While sexual assaults of this nature remain low, I know that people living in the area might be concerned, and I want to reassure people that this is believed to be an isolated incident and that we are increasing patrols in the area. Please feel free to talk to our local Neighbourhood Policing Teams when you see them out.”

The exact location of the offence was determined by the victim using What3Words, an app we encourage everyone to download to their phones.

If you can help, there are a number of ways to contact us:

By clicking on the email link force.control@lincs.police.uk - please remember to put the reference incident 7 of 18 July  in the subject box.

Via our non-emergency number 101, quoting incident 7 of 18 July.

Through the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

If you have been a victim of rape or sexual assault remember that what has happened is not your fault. You are not to blame and there is help for you.

If you are hurt and need medical attention, call 999 and ask for an ambulance or go to your local Accident and Emergency department. Otherwise, go somewhere where you feel safe. 

Try not to be alone. See if a friend or someone you trust can be with you. Talk to someone about what has happened. In addition to this, or if you don't feel like talking to a friend or family member yet, please consider contacting the sexual assault referral clinic Spring Lodge or Lincolnshire Rape Crisis.

To report any recent or non-recent incidents to us call 101 or 999 if it’s an emergency. We have specially trained Officers to investigate and support you through the process.

Reference: Incident 7 of 18th July

22 Jul 21 10:54 AM

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