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Woman sexually assaulted while running

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Lancashire Police are this evening appealing for witnesses to come forward after a woman was sexually assaulted while she was out running.

On Thursday 31st October the 42 year old woman was running along the footpath at Old Tram Road, Bamber at around 10.15am. During her run she was approached by a man riding a bike.

Police have told Breaking News that the male then grabbed her between the legs, the female was able to escape, he continued running. The male followed her on his bike and requested her mobile phone number.

The woman gave him a fake number and continued running as she reached the Spar shop on Walton Park the offender then cycled off.

Police Officers are appealing for any witnesses to come forward who might have seen anything suspicious to come forward.

The man is described as white, around 26 years of age and about five feet eleven inches tall with short, light brown hair. He had an athletic or slim build and was wearing a blue outdoor jacket and jeans. He was also riding a new looking mountain bike.

PC Paula Farrow said: “This was very distressing for the lady involved and we are very keen to speak to any witnesses to come forward to help us catch the man responsible.

“I’d also ask people to think carefully about this man’s description and to think back to Thursday morning. If anyone recalls seeing a man acting suspiciously in the area, please contact us.”

Information about this can be passed to Lancashire Police on 101 quoting log number LC-20131031-0890.

Alternatively, people with information can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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Man stabbed in horrific road rage incident in Small Heath

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A man in his 20s has suffered life-changing injuries after being stabbed following a road rage incident at 5.30pm

The motorist was stabbed in the horror attack on Coventry Road in Small Heath.

Police say the victim, aged in his 20s, suffered ‘life changing’ injuries in the attack at 5.30pm on Tuesday.

They are now hunting the knifemen who fled the scene after the broad daylight attack.

The air ambulance later landed close to the scene of the incident near Aubrey Road and took the victim to hospital.

A West Midlands Police spokeswoman said: “Police were called after a man was injured on Coventry Road, Small Heath shortly after 5.30pm today (22 May).

“It is believed a dispute took place after a road traffic collision and a man in his 20’s suffered serious knife injuries.

“He has been taken to hospital where his condition is described as life changing.

“The offender is believed to have fled.

“Police are currently at the scene, which has been cordoned off and forensic enquiries are being conducted.

“No arrests have been made and anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 quoting log number 2006 of 22 May.”

Dramatic pictures showed a number of police cars in the Coventry Road /Aubrey Road area, with a large part of the road cordoned off.

Crowds of onlookers had gathered at the scene.

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Just In: active shooter at complex in Panama City Florida

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Armed cops are responding to reports of an active shooter at an apartment complex in Panama City Florida.

Members of the public are to Run, Hide & Tell.

At this moment in time it is unclear how many people have been injured in the incident.

Local media suggests that at least one person has been grazed by gun fire.

That person is believed to be in a serious but stable condition.

Members of the public are told to avoid the area of the 2300 block of Beck Avenue until further notice.

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Person under a train at London’s Lancaster Gate tube station throwing the Central Line into chaos as commuters head home

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Emergency services evacuated a rush hour tube station after a person fell underneath a train.

Passengers were told to leave Lancaster Gate tube station on the Central Line shortly after 6.30pm.

There is no service currently on the White City to Marble Arch eastbound due to a person on the track.

This is causing what is being described as minor delays on the rest of the line.

Witnesses said several ambulances and fire engines raced to the scene.

The incident is having a local impact on roads in the surrounding area of the tube station.

To allow emergency services access the A402 Bayswater Road eastbound between Lancaster Terrace and Westbourne Street has been closed.

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