Cops hunt man after teen girl, 14, pushed into canal before her friend is sexually assaulted

Cops hunt man after teen girl, 14, pushed into canal before her friend is sexually assaulted

COPS have launched a manhunt after a teenage girl was pushed into a canal and her friend was sexually assaulted.

The incident took place on August 14 near Schofield Bridge in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, when a man approached the 14-year-old girl who was with her friends.


After speaking with them for a while, he pushed the girl into the canal.

After the teen got out, he spoke to her indecently and touched her as well as her friend.

The two victims who were shaken but not physically harmed fled the scene.

Police in Dewsbury have now issued an Efit and picture of a man they wish to speak to after the incident.

The Dewsbury Neighbourhood Policing Team would like to speak to anyone who can identify the man, described as Asian male, around 20 years old, as enquiries continue into an incident that has been recorded as a sexual offence, due to the nature of the suspect’s behaviour.

Inspector Lee Baragwanath of Dewsbury Neighbourhood Teams, said: "We have been conducting extensive enquiries into this incident since it was reported, and are now in a position to release an Efit of a man we wish to speak with.

"Due to the nature of the incident this matter was recorded as a sexual offence and we have been speaking with the victim’s and their parents.

"Thankfully incidents of this nature are rare and no subsequent offences of this kind have been reported.

"I would ask anyone who recognises the man pictured or who has any information at all about what took place to contact us.

"You may hold a vital piece of information that will enable us to identify this offender."

Anyone with information about the man, or the incident, is asked to call 101 referencing crime number 13210411769.

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