We are investigating reports of sexual touching and an assault in Walkabout, Lincoln on Friday evening, 1st October. Just before midnight it is reported that as 3 women were dancing on the dance floor, a man approached them and began touching them in a sexual way. The reports follow that a second man came to the aide of the women and was also assaulted.
We have arrested a 42 year old man for offences of sexual touching and assault, he has been released under investigation while our inquiries into this incident continue.
We are appealing for anyone who was in Walkabout, around midnight, who has witnessed an incident on the dance floor to get in touch. We would also ask if anyone has video footage that shows the incident to contact us.
Detective Inspector Sands, Lincolnshire Police, said: “We have worked quickly, with the support of the security team at Walkabout, to make an arrest. Walkabout and indeed all of Lincoln’s late night licensed premises are monitored by CCTV and have trained security teams present. Our investigation is ongoing and I ask anyone who witnessed the incident to get in touch."
We would like to hear from you if you have any information that could assist the inquiry. There are a number of ways you can report:
By clicking on the email link [email protected]- please remember to put the reference incident 514 of 1st October in the subject box.
Via our non-emergency number 101, quoting incident 514 of 1st 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.