Appeal after group of men seen assaulting woman in Aldi car park.

Detectives are appealing for information after reports that a woman was attacked in Aldi car park.

Police were called at around 8pm on Thursday (4th October), after a woman was allegedly seen being assaulted by several men in a dark-coloured people carrier in the Aldi car park on Corporation Street.

The woman seemed to be distressed and the vehicle later left the scene.

Police have conducted a number of enquiries but have yet to trace the woman or vehicle involved, and are appealing for information.

Detective Constable Fabian Spence, of Preston CID, said: “We are investigating a report of concern for safety in Preston.

“At this stage we have limited information about what has happened, but it has been suggested a woman was being assaulted in a people carrier in the supermarket car park.

“We know a number of people were in the area at the time of the alleged incident – did you see anything unusual or suspicious?

“While we don’t want to cause undue concern, we would urge anyone who can assist our investigation to come forward.

“Any information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence.”

If you can help, call (01772) 209964 or email quoting log 1387 of October 4.

Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111.

Maria Jacovou

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