Message from Chief of Police

‘Following a recent report to the Police Service, an investigation is being undertaken into a serious assault on a young woman, which occurred on a Saturday evening in early February at about 10.30pm near to the Museum in Jamestown. Two males, who were not known to the victim, were involved in the assault and their identities remain unknown.  No other details can be released at this point.

‘Whilst the circumstances of this assault lead me to believe this appears to be an isolated incident, I would urge anyone with any information in relation to this assault, or indeed any other incident, to please come forward and speak to us. All information will be treated in the strictest confidence.

‘Additional patrols are in place in Jamestown to provide reassurance to those enjoying a night out. However, I would ask that common sense measures are taken in terms of personal safety. This should include being aware of one’s surroundings, staying in the company of friends and ensuring that arrangements are in place for getting home safely after an evening out.’

Note to Editors

‘For operational reasons no other details of the incident will be released at this point and I would ask that there is no additional speculation. When further information can be released, l will make it known.  Any speculation or non-factual reporting could compromise future criminal proceedings.

‘This press release has been delayed for a short period for operational reasons.’

 

Trevor Botting,

Chief of Police

2 April 2015

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