Browhills canal assault: police issue statement

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The canal here is popular with walkers and cyclists. Imagery from Google Maps.

Yesterday I posted a warning and appeal for information after a local lady walking her two dogs was assaulted on the section of canal in Brownhills between the Lichfield Road and Chase Road Bridges: this area is at the side of the Castings factory, and often called 'The Chemical'.

The incident occurred on Friday morning, 4th July 2014.

This morning, West Midlands Police issued the following statement:

Police were called to a canal path in Brownhills near to Chase Road Bridge just after 10am on Friday 4 July after reports that a woman had been pushed against a wall and grabbed by a man.

The man is described as Asian, aged in his 20s, thin, around 5ft 3ins tall and was wearing dark trousers, a white t-shirt and cycling gloves.

Anyone who was in the area at the time and saw anything suspicious should call West Midlands Police on 101 or contact Crimestoppersanonymously, on 0800 555 111.

This is obviously very disturbing, as that particular stretch of towpath is very popular with dog walkers, runners and cyclists. It's a bit isolated too, so take care if you're up that way.

Brownhills is generally a very safe place to live, and this kind of thing is exceptional, so it’s all the more important that we try and help the Police nail this guy.

Please, if you know this man, you witnessed something or have any information at all, please contact West Midlands Police or Crimestoppers.



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