Arrest after claims of man inappropriately touching woman in Salisbury

A MAN hugged a woman and touched her inappropriately in Salisbury city centre.

Police are appealing for witnesses or victims to come forward after incidents in the Guildhall area at around 3pm on April 12.

A Wiltshire Police spokesperson said a man was reportedly “making inappropriate language and signs towards people, including young girls, before hugging a woman and touching her breasts without her consent”.

The suspect is described as a white male, wearing a black top and beige cargo trousers, with a black beanie.

A man in his 30s was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and has been released on police bail.

LCI Lacey from Wiltshire South Volume Crime Team said: “The incident took place in the afternoon of April 12th on the Guildhall steps.

“The man is believed to have been intoxicated and making sexual comments and signs to quite a few people.

“If you were approached by this man, we would like to hear from you as we continue to investigate what happened.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, quoting reference number 54240041710.