Grantham

Police investigate sexual assault of girl by cyclist in Grantham park

A 13-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by a man on a bike in a Grantham park, prompting a police investigation.

The assault is reported to have happened at around 4.30pm on Friday, April 25 near to the top of Wyndham Park between Riverside and Sandon Road.

Officers are now paying extra attention to this area of Grantham, but believe this to be an isolated case and the force has not had any further reports.

The young girl was said to have been walking alongside Riverside towards the area known as the Cow Field, which leads to Sandon Road.

She went past the gate which divides the two fields before being approached from behind by a man on a bike who asked her for the time. He then sexually assaulted her before cycling off towards Wyndham Park.

The man is described as approximately in his early 20s, of medium build and around five foot nine inches tall with short brown hair.

He was wearing a dark t-shirt, black coat/jacket, blue jeans and was carrying a grey back pack. Police added that they do not have details of the bike at this stage.

Lincolnshire Police published an appeal for information on Friday, May 1. Anyone that was in the area at around 4.30pm on April 24, who may have seen the man on the bike or knows who it is, should contact police.

Anyone with information should contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 or via email at [email protected] quoting incident 403 of April 24.

Alternatively, it can also be reported through the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online here.

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