Detectives have launched an investigation into a ‘serious’ sexual assault in North Staffordshire.
Police were called to an area off Wedgwood Drive in Barlaston at around 5pm on Friday after receiving a report a woman had been sexually assaulted.
A local man in his 20s has since been arrested in connection with the incident.
Detective Sergeant Zoe Thompson, from Staffordshire Police CID South, is now appealing for witnesses to come forward, especially an elderly man believed to have spoken to the victim prior to the attack.
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She said: “We’re appealing for information from anyone who may have been in the area of Wedgwood Drive, Ivyhouse Drive and Barlaston Park at the time.
“It’s believed that a witness, an elderly man, described as having grey hair and wearing a green jacket walking a dog, spoke to the victim sometime before the sexual assault and we’d urge him to get in touch.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact Staffordshire Police via social media or 101, referring to incident 437 of June 5.