Appeal for information following suspicious incident in Woolston

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Police are appealing for information from the pubic following a suspicious incident in Woolston.

At around 9.45pm on Sunday 27 June a 16-year-old girl was approached by an unknown man while walking on the pathway near to Grey Mist Lake, at the rear of Woolston Community Recycling Centre.

The man offered the girl cash in exchange for sexual activity, and attempted to lead her down a dead end pathway.

The victim ignored the man and continued her walk, before two unknown men then walked past, prompting the suspect to walk away.

The suspect was described as a white man, in his early twenties, with dark shoulder length hair.

He was wearing a dark blue Berghaus style coat, with dark jeans and black trainer; he was also carrying a Herron Food shopping bag.

Police Constable Naomi Burnell said: “This is a concerning incident and I would like to reassure local residents that we are committed to doing all we can to establish exactly what has taken place.

“Enquiries are ongoing and I would like to hear from anyone with any information which may aid our investigation.

“I’m particularly keen to her from the two men who were walking in the area and disturbed the suspect.

“I would ask anyone with any information, no matter how small, to contact the team here at Warrington on 101 quoting IML 1023972.”

Information can also be reported online at or anonymously via Crimestopper on 0800 555 111.

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