Man Arrested Over Series of Incidents Involving Women

A man has been arrested following a number of incidents in Stoke-on-Trent.

Police were called at 5.05pm yesterday (Monday 27 September) to reports of a man touching a woman inappropriately in Hanley Park.

A further call was received at 5.30pm to reports of a man assaulting a woman outside Botteslow Street, in front of the Moorcroft Medical Centre. The woman sustained facial and hand injuries.

Police were called again at 7.10pm to Leek New Road where a woman reported being followed by a man as she left the Aldi store.

Another woman, a jogger, reported being chased by a man while running on Leek New Road between 6.45pm and 7pm.

Police attended the scene and a man was detained a short time later.

A 38-year-old man, from the Hanley area, was arrested on suspicion of assault by beating and remains in police custody while inquiries continue.

Anyone who saw any of these incidents or who may have dash cam footage or CCTV footage of the scenes at the time are urged to contact police on Facebook, Twitter, or call 101, quoting incident 710 of 27 September.

Tony Walley
News & Sport Editor

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