15-year-old girl sexually assaulted in Welwyn Garden City town centre

PUBLISHED: 11:29 24 January 2018 | UPDATED: 11:29 24 January 2018

Police have issued CCTV of a man they want to speak to in connection with a sex assault in Howardsgate, Welwyn Garden City.
Picture: Supplied by Herts Police

Police have issued CCTV of a man they want to speak to in connection with a sex assault in Howardsgate, Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Supplied by Herts Police

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Police want to speak to this man as part of their enquiries into a sexual assault on a teenage girl in Welwyn Garden City town centre.

The incident happened outside Superdrug on Howardsgate at 4pm on Friday, December 22.

The victim, a 15-year-old girl, was standing outside the shop when she was approached by a group of men.

One of the men spoke to her and then touched her inappropriately before he and the rest of the group walked off in the direction of Wigmores North, Welwyn Garden City.

PC Dale Powell, who is investigating, said: “This has been an upsetting experience for the victim, who has been very brave in reporting what happened to her.

“I appreciate this image is not the best quality but maybe you recognise this man’s clothing or hairstyle?

“If so, please let us know as soon as possible as he may have information that could assist us with our investigation.

“Also, if you witnessed what happened or have any further information that help us, please call 101 quoting crime reference B1/17/5196.”

•Alternatively you can report information online at www.herts.police.uk/report or contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. You can also use their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will never need to go to court.

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