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Hunt for Solihull prowler who attacked woman

POLICE are hunting a street prowler who followed a woman as she left a Solihull pub before pulling her leggings down and running off.

POLICE are hunting a street prowler who followed a woman as she left a Solihull pub before pulling her leggings down and running off.

The 21-year-old victim left The Lodge pub in Oxhill Road, Solihull Lodge, just before midnight on Friday January 7.

As she passed the junction with Kingsfield Road a white male, who was sitting on the street name sign, began following her into Grafton Road.

Moments later, near the intersection with Prince of Wales Lane, the man grabbed her leggings from behind and pulled them down to her knees. After a brief struggle he ran off into Hytall road.

Investigating officer PC Leigh O’Neill, said: “This was a distressing attack on a young woman and I’m appealing for anyone with information to contact me.

“We believe it was a random incident and haven’t received any other similar reports in the area – however, it’s always advisable for woman not to be out walking the streets alone especially late at night or in the early hours.”

The offender is described as a white male in his early 20s, around 6ft tall, medium build, with a large round face and dark hair with a fringe. He was wearing dark tracksuit bottoms, a black coat with the hood up and dark trainers.

Anyone with information, or believes they may know the offender, is asked to call PC Leigh O’Neill at Solihull Police’s Public Protection Unit on 0345 113 5000 (ext: 7922 6438) or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

 

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