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Investigation following reports a woman was sexually assaulted in Derby

Alert message sent 17/08/2021 17:26:00

Information sent on behalf of Derbyshire Constabulary


We are investigating reports a woman was sexually assaulted in Derby City Centre in the early hours of Sunday morning.

It is thought to have taken place on Irongate, near to Ashley Adams Estate Agents sometime between 2am and 2.30am on Sunday 15 August.

We would like to speak to anyone in the area at the time who may have noticed the assault, or anything suspicious.

Detective Inspector Brian Bilby said: “We understand that reports of this nature are concerning, and I would like to reassure the public that we are thoroughly investigating the incident, and as part of our enquiries we would like to hear from anyone who was in the Irongate area around that time.

“At this time we believe the incident to be isolated, as we have not received any similar reports of this nature in the area.”

If you have any information which you think could help with our enquiries, please contact us using one of the following methods.

Please quote reference number 21*458790 in any correspondence.

• Facebook – send us a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary
• Twitter – direct message our contact centre on @DerPolContact
• Website – complete the online contact form www.derbyshire.police.uk/ContactUs.
• Phone – call us on 101.

You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999.

If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted or raped, please report it to us as soon as possible. Even if you’re not 100 per cent sure, we’d sooner hear from you so that we can make sure you’re safe.

If you’re not ready to talk to the police just yet, that’s OK. There are a number of organisations where you can get support and speak to in confidence.

Independent sexual violence advisors (ISVAs) work with adults and children who have experienced sexual violence and their families to get them access to the services they need. You can talk to an ISVA without talking to the police: Find your local sexual assault referral centre.

There are also a number of charities, groups and organisations who can also provide specialist information and support. Find out more about them and how to contact them on our website, here: https://www.derbyshire.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/rsa/rape-and-sexual-assault/support-for-victims-of-rape-and-sexual-assault/
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