Police appealing for witnesses to sexual assault in Pan Estate

By Press Release Feb 7, 2024

Police on the Island are appealing for witnesses to a sexual assault that occurred on Pan Estate.

At around 8pm on Tuesday 30 January police received a third party report of an incident which took place in Newport.

Local officers have conducted a number of enquiries, including speaking with the victim and checking CCTV in the area, and they understand that the incident took place shortly after 8.50pm on Monday 29 January in an alleyway on Pan Estate.

It was reported that a 17-year-old girl was approached in the Downside Playing Fields by a man she did not know who offered to walk her home. At around 8.50pm they walked from the fields before the girl was sexually assaulted by the man in an alleyway.

The man is described as white, slim, tall, softly spoken, with dark curly hair and wearing black clothing.

A spokesman for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary said “We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed anything or saw a man matching this description in the area at the time. We would also urge this man to come forward to speak to police.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting 44240044263. You can also submit information to us online here: https://www.hampshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their anonymous online form at crimestoppers-uk.org.