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Police appeal after woman sexually assaulted in Coventry beer garden

Postby dutchman » Wed Nov 10, 2021 8:05 pm

The incident occurred in the city last month

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Police are appealing for help identifying a man after a woman was sexually assaulted on a night out in Coventry last month.

The incident happened on October 28, just after midnight, in the garden at The Phoenix pub on Gosford Street.

The man responsible is said to have grabbed the victim before kissing her and groping her. The victim's friends managed to push the man away before she fled the pub.

A post from Coventry Police's Facebook account read: "Do you know this man?

"We want to talk to him after a woman was sexually assaulted in a pub garden in Coventry just after midnight on Thursday, October 28.

"A man grabbed the woman in a hug, kissing her and groping her, until her friends pushed him away and she managed to leave the pub.

"Her attacker was described as about 5ft 9in tall and was wearing a black raincoat and blue jeans.

"Our local teams are continuing to work on identifying the man and if you can put a name to the face in the image please message us via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk, quoting investigation number 20/348089/21, or call 101.

"Alternatively to provide information, while remaining anonymous, call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

CoventryLive has approached the pub's representatives for a comment.

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Re: Police appeal after woman sexually assaulted in Coventry beer garden

Postby dutchman » Wed Nov 24, 2021 5:26 pm

Man arrested over alleged sexual assault in Coventry beer garden

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West Midlands Police have made an arrest after an appeal was made following a suspected sexual assault in a Coventry beer garden last month.

Coventry Police shared an appeal on social media after the incident which they say happened in the garden of The Phoenix pub last month.

A man in his thirties has now been arrested, police say, with enquiries ongoing. The suspect has been released on bail in the meantime.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: "A 34-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault. He has been bailed pending further enquiries."

Approached for a comment, a spokesman for the Phoenix previously said: “Following an incident in the vicinity of the premises we are assisting the police with their enquiries.”

The initial appeal, which has now been taken down, included an image of a man officers wished to speak with.

Police issued a description of the man and asked anyone with information to come forward.

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