Young woman sexually assaulted at Birkenhead Park

Merseyside Police has launched an investigation following an allegation of sexual assault of a young woman in Wirral last night, Wednesday 20 April.

The incident is reported to have happened in Birkenhead Park at around 9.40pm.

An investigation is underway and forensic, CCTV and witness enquiries are being carried out in the local area.

Detective Inspector Leanne Toole said, “The young woman is currently being supported by our specially trained officers.

“The investigation is obviously in the very early stages as we seek to establish the full circumstances of what has taken place.

“We are currently examining a number of lines of enquiry including CCTV and forensic and potential witnesses who were in the area around Birkenhead park last night.

“I would appeal for anyone who believes they could assist the investigation to contact us via @MerPolCC or @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111 as a matter of urgency.”

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: Report rape, sexual assault and other sexual offences | Merseyside Police 

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.

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