Man wanted following ‘despicable’ sexual assault in city centre

Detectives have issued CCTV images of a man who may have information that could assist enquiries following a report of a sexual assault in Liverpool City Centre.

At around 1am on Friday 23 June, it was reported that a woman was approached by a man who sexually assaulted her on Hanover Street. 

He then continued walking down Hanover Street.

Since the assault extensive CCTV and witness enquiries have been conducted in the area, and detectives have issued CCTV images of a man they wish to speak who could assist in their investigation.

Detective Inspector Michael Fletcher said, “This was a despicable assault in our city centre on a woman who was just returning home from a night out with friends.

“It is completely unacceptable to target anyone in this appalling manner, and we are working to find the man responsible and bring him to justice.

“I am appealing to the man shown in this CCTV footage, or anyone who recognises him to come forward as we believe they could hold information that could be vital to our continuing enquiries.

“Similarly, if you saw the assault or the victim involved in this incident in the early hours of Friday night please contact police as soon as possible.

“Any information you hold could be crucial to our enquiries so If you recognise the man pictured or took any photos on your phone near where this happened on Hanover Street please let us know.”

Anyone with information is asked to DM @MerPolCC on Twitter, call 101, quoting reference 23000553839.

You can also pass information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, or contact them via their online form at: Always call 999 if a crime is in progress.

You can report rape, sexual assault and other sexual offences anonymously here:

There is a lot of support available from specialist officers within Merseyside Police and through the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Victim Care Merseyside service delivered jointly by two registered charities.

In Liverpool, Sefton and Wirral, support is provided by Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (RASA) Merseyside who are available on 0151 558 1801 and, in St Helens and Knowsley, by the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (RASASC) Cheshire and Merseyside who can be contacted on 01925 221 546 or 0330 363 0063.

Image: Merseyside Police

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