Woman sexually assaulted inside Southend Pier Lift

Southend Standard: Police are investigating an indecent assault inside Southend Pier Lift Police are investigating an indecent assault inside Southend Pier Lift

A WOMAN was sexually assaulted in broad daylight.

The 34 year-old woman, from Southend, was with her baby when she was groped in the Pier Lift as she made her way from Southend seafront to the High Street.

After the assault, which took place at about 3.30pm on Sunday, June 22, the man got out of the lift and walked towards the shops.

He is described as white, approximately 5ft 6ins tall, and of medium build.

The attacker had very short, shaven hair with distinctive tram lines on his head, was aged in his mid-30s and had tattoos on his arms.

At the time of the indecent assault he was wearing a navy T-shirt and grey three-quarter-length shorts.

Officers are currently examining CCTV footage to see if the man was captured on camera, and have said they will release an image if he remained unidentified.

Anyone with information in connection with the assault, is urged to contact the town policing unit at Southend police station on 101.

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5:05pm Sat 28 Jun 14

Southend Andy says...

What sort of sick merchant banker would do this,
What sort of sick merchant banker would do this, Southend Andy
  • Score: 41

10:45am Sun 29 Jun 14

CHRISTMAS CAROL says...

Why didnt she press the emergency button
Why didnt she press the emergency button CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • Score: -15

12:58pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Kim Gandy says...

CHRISTMAS CAROL wrote:
Why didnt she press the emergency button
Why the down arrows on this comment? Seems a logical suggestion, as pressing the button would have attracted attention. And she had a baby with her too.

Some people on this website are sick.

As for the attacker, far too many of these morons roaming the streets. Need castrating.
[quote][p][bold]CHRISTMAS CAROL[/bold] wrote: Why didnt she press the emergency button[/p][/quote]Why the down arrows on this comment? Seems a logical suggestion, as pressing the button would have attracted attention. And she had a baby with her too. Some people on this website are sick. As for the attacker, far too many of these morons roaming the streets. Need castrating. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 3

1:09pm Sun 29 Jun 14

jantone says...

The nutter should be locked up, that's if they can catch the rat!!
hope he gets life if they do!!
The nutter should be locked up, that's if they can catch the rat!! hope he gets life if they do!! jantone
  • Score: 1

1:32pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Robin Reliant says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
CHRISTMAS CAROL wrote:
Why didnt she press the emergency button
Why the down arrows on this comment? Seems a logical suggestion, as pressing the button would have attracted attention. And she had a baby with her too.

Some people on this website are sick.

As for the attacker, far too many of these morons roaming the streets. Need castrating.
Some women(especially with a baby) might have been so shocked and scared they didn't know what to do, she could have called 999 instantly, shouted for help from the many people that would have been around,screamed and screamed, maybe follow him whilst on the phone to the cops, pressed this amazing emergency button, but in the heat of the moment all logical things go out the window, its only after that you (and others) ask yourself,
'why didn't i '.....etc etc' too easy to say after, thought you might of understood that.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHRISTMAS CAROL[/bold] wrote: Why didnt she press the emergency button[/p][/quote]Why the down arrows on this comment? Seems a logical suggestion, as pressing the button would have attracted attention. And she had a baby with her too. Some people on this website are sick. As for the attacker, far too many of these morons roaming the streets. Need castrating.[/p][/quote]Some women(especially with a baby) might have been so shocked and scared they didn't know what to do, she could have called 999 instantly, shouted for help from the many people that would have been around,screamed and screamed, maybe follow him whilst on the phone to the cops, pressed this amazing emergency button, but in the heat of the moment all logical things go out the window, its only after that you (and others) ask yourself, 'why didn't i '.....etc etc' too easy to say after, thought you might of understood that. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 35

4:19pm Sun 29 Jun 14

pembury53 says...

you have to wonder if anything actually happened..... 'grope' can mean 'brushed past' these days, probably just another storm in a teacup....
you have to wonder if anything actually happened..... 'grope' can mean 'brushed past' these days, probably just another storm in a teacup.... pembury53
  • Score: -14

4:49pm Sun 29 Jun 14

sesibollox says...

CHRISTMAS CAROL wrote:
Why didnt she press the emergency button
Typical Woman comment, 'COS IT STOPS DER LIFT....DoH
[quote][p][bold]CHRISTMAS CAROL[/bold] wrote: Why didnt she press the emergency button[/p][/quote]Typical Woman comment, 'COS IT STOPS DER LIFT....DoH sesibollox
  • Score: -2

5:41pm Sun 29 Jun 14

DAGASMAN says...

Yes the emergency button stops the lift, she would have trapped herself inside with the bloke if she pressed it
Yes the emergency button stops the lift, she would have trapped herself inside with the bloke if she pressed it DAGASMAN
  • Score: 23

6:09pm Sun 29 Jun 14

CarnMountification says...

DAGASMAN wrote:
Yes the emergency button stops the lift, she would have trapped herself inside with the bloke if she pressed it
Ever thought of becoming a rocket scientist ? well don't...
[quote][p][bold]DAGASMAN[/bold] wrote: Yes the emergency button stops the lift, she would have trapped herself inside with the bloke if she pressed it[/p][/quote]Ever thought of becoming a rocket scientist ? well don't... CarnMountification
  • Score: -11

7:00pm Sun 29 Jun 14

DAGASMAN says...

CarnMountification wrote:
DAGASMAN wrote:
Yes the emergency button stops the lift, she would have trapped herself inside with the bloke if she pressed it
Ever thought of becoming a rocket scientist ? well don't...
Ever thought of not being a bellend, even for 1 day? no?
[quote][p][bold]CarnMountification[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DAGASMAN[/bold] wrote: Yes the emergency button stops the lift, she would have trapped herself inside with the bloke if she pressed it[/p][/quote]Ever thought of becoming a rocket scientist ? well don't...[/p][/quote]Ever thought of not being a bellend, even for 1 day? no? DAGASMAN
  • Score: 14

9:06am Mon 30 Jun 14

SLord90 says...

Slighty concerning... hope the woman recovers x
Slighty concerning... hope the woman recovers x SLord90
  • Score: 3

1:05pm Mon 30 Jun 14

twoforone says...

What about looking through the CCTV footage from the High Street
What about looking through the CCTV footage from the High Street twoforone
  • Score: 2
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