Investigation launched into report of sexual assault in Wrexham Rural
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We can confirm an investigation has been launched into a report of a sexual assault in the Penycae area.
Shortly before 1am on Wednesday, February 22nd, we received a report that a man had been sexually assaulted near to the football club by a male suspect.
No children or females were involved in the incident and no further incidents of this nature have been reported to us prior or since.
Wrexham Rural Inspector Matt Subacchi said: “I am aware of ongoing concerns within the community in Penycae following an incident of sexual assault that is reported to have taken place last Wednesday.
“I have tasked my officers to patrol the area to offer reassurance as we continue to thoroughly investigate this incident that is being treated very seriously.
“I understand local frustrations in relation to limited information released during investigations of this nature, but we must consider how any information shared could affect our ability to investigate and establish the full circumstances of a report - whilst protecting the victim and the public, and the investigation itself.
“If anyone has any information in relation to this incident, please get in touch with us on 101, or via the website, quoting reference number 23000153566.’’
WARNING: We understand that when we report about incidents that are of a sexual nature, it can be an emotive issue. We are thoroughly investigating the incident and it is being treated as serious.
However, as this is a live investigation, please think carefully before publishing comments on social media.
The Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 1992 affords lifelong anonymity to every complainant and victim of a sexual offence.
This means that information that is likely to lead to the identification of a complainant or victim is a criminal offence and can amount to contempt of court which can be punished by a fine or up to two years in prison.