Dudley Shopping Centre Sex Assault

29 January 2015, 07:26

CCTV pictures have been released after a teenager was sexually assaulted in a shopping centre toilet in Dudley.

The 18-year-old was in a public toilet block in Halesowen's Cornbow Shopping Centre when a man in his 40s approached him and touched him inappropriately.

He challenged him who calmly walked away on 21 November 2014 and was last seen heading towards the bus station.

PC Madeleine Farmer, from the force's Public Protection Unit, said: "The teenager did the right thing and reported the incident straight away to security staff at the centre.

"Officers have circulated the image of the suspect to all staff at the centre and if he tries to visit the centre again staff will alert us.

"After trawling CCTV we are now in a position to release an image of a suspect and I am appealing to anyone who recognises this man to call me or one of the team with any information.

"I would also appeal to the man in the image to contact us at his earliest opportunity. This is his chance to give his side of the story."

Anyone with any information that could help the investigation is urged to call West Midlands Police on 101.

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