Po­lice ap­peal for help over his­toric sex at­tacks

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

DE­TEC­TIVES in­ves­ti­gat­ing his­toric sex­ual of­fences in Macclesfield are ap­peal­ing for in­for­ma­tion.

Of­fi­cers want to trace peo­ple who were in the town in the sum­mer of 1975 or 1976 and can help with their en­quiries.

It comes af­ter three in­ci­dents of sex­ual as­sault were re­ported to po­lice re­cently by the vic­tim, who was a young boy at the time.

One took place in­side a dis­used build­ing on Roe Street, which later be­came the Sal­va­tion Army build­ing, and an­other in a house on Union Street.

The of­fender is de­scribed as a white man with dark hair, of stocky build in his 30s or 40s.

He was wear­ing dark blue over­alls.

Po­lice Constable Stephanie Mon­tague said: “We are ask­ing peo­ple to cast their minds back to the mid-1970s.

“It’s dif­fi­cult ask­ing peo­ple to re­call things from such a long time ago but any in­for­ma­tion is use­ful when piec­ing to­gether a case.

“The vic­tim be­lieves the in­ci­dents took place some­time in 1975 or 1976 but can­not re­call the ex­act date.

“Spe­cially trained of­fi­cers will pro­vide sup­port through­out the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.”

Call Cheshire Po­lice on 101 quot­ing crime num­ber CC14356172 or Crimestop­pers on 0800 555 111.

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