Shocking sexual assault on Scunthorpe schoolgirl

Shocking sexual assault on Scunthorpe schoolgirl

Shocking sexual assault on Scunthorpe schoolgirl

Crimestoppers are appealing for information following a shocking sexual assault on a 16-year-old Scunthorpe schoolgirl.

Now, they are offering a reward of up to £3,000 for key information.

The attack happened on the morning of Tuesday 28 January 2020.

The girl was walking alone on her way to school when she noticed she was being followed by a man who was unknown to her.

As she neared her school at 8.50am on Foxhills Road, the male approached her from behind and smeared an unknown, clear substance across her face, in her eyes and mouth.

He then assaulted her, touching her inappropriately.

The girl screamed and the man ran off in the direction of Reginald Road into a wooded area.

Following the incident, the girl was taken to hospital.

She was not injured, but she remains understandably distressed. 

The offender is described as being white and around thirty years old.

He was wearing a baseball cap with a white image or motif, a black-top and trousers with what appeared to be a camouflage pattern on them.

Gemma Gibbs, Regional Manager for Yorkshire & the Humber at the charity Crimestoppers, said:

“This is a horrifying crime against a child innocently making her way to school.

“We hope that our reward encourages people to come forward with any information they know about it.

“Our charity believes that everyone has the right to walk the streets safely without experiencing harm.

“We don’t want another child or anybody else to be assaulted by this dangerous individual.

“If you have any suspicions at all about who may be responsible for this crime, or if you witnessed something.

“Perhaps you saw this man in the vicinity of Ferry Road, Henderson Avenue or Foxhills Road, please do the right thing and get in touch with our charity.

“Nobody will ever know you contacted us, only you. Crimestoppers has been taking crime information for over 32 years, since our charity began. We have always kept our promise of 100% anonymity to the millions of people who have trusted us.”

You can speak to Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800555111 or submitting information online.

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