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Update - Man arrested following attempted sexual assault, Crosby

News   •   Mar 21, 2019 12:43 GMT

Detectives investigating an attempted sexual assault in Crosby have arrested a man in connection with the incident.

At around 3.45pm on Thursday 14th March a call was received reporting a man attempting to assault a woman in the sand dunes near to Crosby Leisure Centre and Endsleigh Road. The man was reported to have grabbed the victim and made threats of a sexual nature. She received a minor injury to the throat but was able to run off and call police.

Following enquiries, a 31-year-old man of no fixed abode was arrested on suspicion of attempted rape. He was also arrested on suspicion of rape which relates to an incident in Birmingham. He has been taken to a local police station for questioning.

Police would like to thank the public for their cooperation and assistance so far and as the investigation continues, anyone with information is asked to contact @MerPolCC, 101 quoting ref. 19100110441 or @CrimestoppersUK