Appeal launched after reports man made ‘sexual threats’ in Clifton

Avon and Somerset Police have launched an appeal after a woman was threatened in Clifton.

The victim was walking along Worcester Road at 4.45pm on Friday, December 9, when she felt a man walking close behind her, police say.

Police said in a statement: “She was concerned about the man’s behaviour and crossed the road and began walking down Pembroke Road, but the man continued to follow her. He proceeded to make verbal sexualised threats to her and touched her back.

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“A male passer-by, who could see the woman was concerned by what was happening, stopped to check on her welfare and ensure she was safe.”

Avon and Somerset Police confirmed they received the online report following the incident. The offender is described as white, male, about 5ft 7ins, in his 40s or 50s, slim and had pale blond stubble.

He was wearing a pale-yellow beanie hat and a long combat style coat with large pockets. Officers are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

CCTV enquiries have been carried out. Police have advised people to contact them if they can assist in their investigation. They can do so by calling 101 and giving reference number 5222295429.

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