Attacker wearing black leather gloves assaults woman in Wirral park

Wirral Globe: Dogwalker assaulted in Wirral park Dogwalker assaulted in Wirral park

AN attacker wearing black leather gloves assaulted a woman in a Wirral park.

The 41-year-old victim was walking her dog in the park at Dawstone Road, Heswall, when she was grabbed from behind.

She managed to break free, then ran away and called police.

Officers say the victim was unhurt but very upset by the incident, which happened last Thursday, March 13.

They believe a green van seen near the park might have some connection to the crime.

Police have carried out a search of the park and CCTV is being examined.

The attacker is aged between 50 and 60, 5ft 6in tall, and has short dark hair.

He was wearing black leather gloves and a grey or blue zip-up canvas jacket.

Detective Inspector Mark Tivendale said: "We take reports of this nature very seriously and patrols in the area were increased in a bid to identify the man responsible.

"We are keen to hear from anyone who might have seen a green van in the area at the time, as the owner of this vehicle could also have important information.

"It is possible there were other people in the area who might have seen the green van or a man acting suspiciously.

"You might have very important information that could assist our inquiries."

Contact Wirral CID 0151 777 2274 or Crimestoppers anonymously 0800 555 111.

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11:34am Wed 19 Mar 14

ballacrain says...

Wirral is no longer a safe place to stroll of an evening. This walker is attacked, another is set upon by a gang of thirty, others tie ropes across the prom in an attempt to garret cyclists.
This is one person who will not go out in the evening as I do not feel safe. All to often groups of youths get together and drink cheap booze and smoke. There seems to be a competition in these groups as to who can use the F word the most. If you look at them one gets the height of abuse and also threatened.
How many others feel the same way?.

Ballacrain
Wirral is no longer a safe place to stroll of an evening. This walker is attacked, another is set upon by a gang of thirty, others tie ropes across the prom in an attempt to garret cyclists. This is one person who will not go out in the evening as I do not feel safe. All to often groups of youths get together and drink cheap booze and smoke. There seems to be a competition in these groups as to who can use the F word the most. If you look at them one gets the height of abuse and also threatened. How many others feel the same way?. Ballacrain ballacrain
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