Wanted: Men Connected to Rainhill Assault on Woman

By on Friday, February 14, 2014

Detectives have released e-fits of two men they would like to speak to in connection with the assault of a woman in Rainhill on Thursday, 23 January.

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At about 1.35pm a woman was walking along Mooreway when she noticed a man acting suspiciously outside a house. He was joined by a second man who got out of the back seat of a black Renault Megane car.

The men followed the woman up a nearby driveway where she was assaulted by one of them. She sustained a minor injury to her left arm in the attack and was left badly shaken.

The first man is described as being white, aged between 19 and 25 of a skinny build with strawberry blond hair and a ginger coloured goatee. He was wearing an orange coloured hooded top with a white zipper.

The second man is described as having an olive complexion, black hair and a thin moustache. He was around 6ft 2in tall, of a large build and in his late 20s to early 30s. He was wearing a dark coloured baseball cap, a dark American baseball jacket and white trainers.

A third man, the driver of the car, is described as being in his late 20s to early 30s with an olive complexion, thick, dark hair and of a large build. He was wearing a dark plain baseball cap and a dark coloured hooded top.

Shortly before the assault, the black Renault Megane was travelling very slowly along Mooreway from the direction of Chapel Lane. The car is described as having tinted back windows with silver alloys and silver wheel trims.

Officers are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen the car in the area around the time of the incident or who may recognise the two men in the e-fits.

DC Ellie Devers, said: “This was a serious attack on a woman who had spotted these men acting suspiciously around a house. I would like to take this opportunity to reassure people in St Helens that we are treating this incident extremely seriously.

“We are keen to trace the offenders and I would urge anyone who may have witnessed this incident or anyone who recognises the men pictured in these e-fits to get in touch.

“Thankfully, incidents such as this are rare and we are doing everything we can to find the people responsible. I would appeal to anyone with information which could assist detectives with their investigation to contact St Helens CID on 0151 777 6812, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.”

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