Monday 23 October 2017

Horror of 98-year-old pensioner sexually assaulted on New Year’s day

Emma Hallett

A PENSIONER was sexually assaulted on New Year's Day, police in Britain have said.

Officers from Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for information about the attack on the 98-year-old woman in Bristol.

The incident happened in East Street, Bedminster, at around 10.30am.

A police spokesman said: "A 98-year-old woman was walking on Philips Street when she became aware of a person behind her. She was then subjected to a sexual assault.

"The offender is described as a white man aged about 60 years old with short grey hair and a round face which was clean shaven.

"He was wearing a fawn colour rain mac. He was last seen turning into Philips Street."

Anyone with any information on this incident is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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