Lincoln - assaults in the west end area

Update:  The 16-year-old, arrested on suspicion of 6 sexual assault offences, has been released from custody under investigation.

Detective Inspector Andy Wright-Lakin, CID, Lincolnshire Police, said: “Our investigation continues and includes gathering CCTV,  speaking to those involved and witnesses who may have information that will help. 

“I would urge anyone who has information they feel may assist to contact us.”

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 152 of 5 October  in the subject box.
  • Via our non-emergency number 101, quoting incident 152 of 5 October
  • Through the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

If you’ve been the victim of crime, support is available, whether you have reported the crime to the police or not. Victim Lincs provide free, confidential advice and guidance, as well as access to specialist emotional support services. Visit victimlincs.co.uk or call 01522 947510 Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm

Second release

Update - We have arrested a 16-year-old man who in connection with this investigation. He remains in custody.

Original press release - Wednesday 6 October

Six women have reported being slapped on their bottom by a man riding a bike in the west end area of Lincoln. 

The women report seeing a man on a bicycle and on each occasion the cyclist has ridden close to them and assaulted them by slapping them really hard on their bottom. 

The first incident happened around 4.30pm on Monday 4 October while the woman was walking along Newland Street West.  The other incidents have happened on Newland Street West and Wellington Street, with the latest reported at 7.40pm. 

Detective Inspector Andy Wright-Lakin, CID, Lincoln, said: "I'm grateful to the women who have called us to tell us of their experience. We are listening. It's completely unacceptable and we will be doing all we can to investigate this and identify who this man is as soon as we can. We have a number of lines of enquiry which we are working on right now.  

"Our community can help by providing any information they have.  This, along with any CCTV footage or dashcam footage, will help to build a picture.  

"I don't want this to happen to anyone else and appeal for anyone with information to get in touch."

We would like to hear from you if you have any information that could assist the inquiry, including any dashcam footage anyone things maybe relevant. There are a number of ways you can report:

  • By clicking on the email link force.control@lincs.police.uk - please remember to put the reference incident 152 of 5 October  in the subject box.
  • Via our non-emergency number 101, quoting incident 152 of 5 October
  • Through the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

If you’ve been the victim of crime, support is available, whether you have reported the crime to the police or not. Victim Lincs provide free, confidential advice and guidance, as well as access to specialist emotional support services. Visit victimlincs.co.uk or call 01522 947510 Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm

Reference: Incident 152 of 5 October

08 Oct 21 8:42 AM

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