VIDEO: CCTV appeal after young woman is sexually assaulted in student flat in Eastern Boulevard, Leicester
A young woman was seriously sexually assaulted in a block of student flats, police said today.
The 19-year-old met a group of five men while she was out in Leicester city centre on the evening of Tuesday, February 5.
Police said she visited a number of bars with the men and then went with them to a block of student flats in Eastern Boulevard. Officers said the woman did not live in the block.
She was seriously sexually assaulted in the early hours of Wednesday, February 6, police said.
Detectives have released CCTV footage of three men they are trying to trace in connection with the assault.
Two men, both aged 20, have been arrested in connection with the incident and have been released on police bail pending further inquiries.
Detective Sergeant Emma Matts said: “We are working closely with the victim to provide her with the level of support she needs and to help her piece together what happened.
“We have managed to obtain this clear CCTV footage showing the victim with the five men and hope by releasing this it may generate further leads to their identity.
“We know that the three men told the victim that they worked in the music industry.
“This may be false but if it is indeed true it could help us in tracing them.
“Do you know someone in this particular industry who was in Leicester at this time?
“Take a good look at these images, do you recognise them and have details of who they are?
“Any night in Leicester city centre can be busy but less busy during the week.
“There is more chance of someone recalling seeing something if there are fewer people out so we would ask anyone who was also out having a drink to think back.
“Did you see these men in a bar or making their way through the city?
“I would urge you to come forward as you may remember details that seem insignificant to you, but are actually very important to the investigation.
“Any information received will be treated in the strictest confidence.”
The first of the three men police wish to trace is black, approximately 5ft 6in and of muscular build. He has short black hair.
The second man is white, of medium build and had facial stubble. The third man is Asian, approximately 5ft 7in and had short black hair.
He was wearing glasses at some point through the evening.
Contact Det Sgt Matts on 101 or Crimestoppers, which is anonymous, on 0800 555 111.