Woman sexually assaulted in city centre bar

Merseyside Police has issued a CCTV image of a man who may have information to assist enquiries following a reported sexual assault in a Liverpool city centre bar.

At around 8.50pm on Sunday 30 April it was reported that a man allegedly touched a woman inappropriately at Coyote Ugly, on Bold Street.

The man was removed from the premises by security and then left the area.

Extensive CCTV and witness enquiries have been conducted, and we have now issued a CCTV image of a man we believe could assist in the investigation.

Detective Inspector Neil Dillon said, “This was a disgraceful assault on a woman and we are determined to find the person responsible.

“We are taking this incident extremely seriously and I am appealing to the man featured in this image, or anyone who recognises him, to come forward. We believe he could hold information that could be vital to our continuing enquiries.

“If anyone has suffered a sexual offence and can find the courage to come forward and speak to us, we will deal with you sensitively and make sure that reports are thoroughly investigated.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has information which could help police with their enquiries is asked to DM @MerPolCC, message ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre on Facebook’ or CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111 with reference 23000398461.

If you’ve been affected by sexual violence of any kind don’t be afraid to tell someone, find the courage to come forward and get the help you deserve.

You can report rape, sexual assault and other sexual offences anonymously here: https://www.merseyside.police.uk/ro/report/rsa/alpha-v1/advice/rape-sexual-assault-and-other-sexual-offences/how-to-report-rape-sexual-assault-other-sexual-offences/

You can also call 101 where you will be spoken to by specially trained officers or you can pass information to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

If you’ve been affected by crime, Victim Care Merseyside is here to help. For advice and support, call Freephone 0808 175 3080 on weekdays between 8am and 6pm.

Alternatively, request support at www.victimcaremerseyside.org  at any time.

Image: Merseyside Police

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