Live: Police cordon off part of New Walk after serious sexual assault

A section of New Walk has been cordoned off after a serious sexual assault.

The incident took place in the early hours of this morning. A woman was approached near the junction of De Montfort Street at around 3.30am by a man and assaulted.

The area cordoned off is opposite De Montfort Square and officers can be seen searching the area.

A spokesman for Leicestershire Police said: “An area of New Walk in Leicester has been cordoned off after an allegation of serious sexual assault was received during the early hours of this morning.”

“Officers are in the early stages of carrying out enquiries locally, including house to house visits and a trawl of CCTV.”

“If anyone witnessed any suspicious activity in this area during the early hours of this morning or has any information about the incident they are asked to contact 101, quoting incident 56 of 20 August.”

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