Police are appealing for witnesses after a sexual assault in Leominster on Thursday evening (5 October).

The incident happened around 6.55pm within the park on Ridgmore Road.

A 13-year-old girl was approached by two teenage boys, of a similar age to the victim, who sexually assaulted her before she managed to break free and run from the park.

Detective Inspector Catherine Taylor said: “We understand how concerning this incident is for the local community and I would like to reassure them that an investigation is underway to identify the two suspects.

“We’re interested in talking to anybody who was in or around the park on Ridgemore Road on Thursday evening and from anybody who may have any information that could help with our investigation.

‚ÄúSpecially trained officers have been providing support to the victim and her family and the public will see an increased police presence in the park area as we seek to provide reassurance.‚ÄĚ

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 101 quoting log number 368 of 5 October or to email DI Catherine Taylor catherine.taylor@westmercia.pnn.police.uk 

Alternatively, information can be shared anonymously with the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or by visiting www.crimestoppers-org.uk