Derby

Man sought over sex assault on woman in Derby

Cordon in St Peter's Street, Derby
Image caption Officers were called to St Peter's Street, in Derby, shortly before 05:30 GMT

Police are hunting for a man after a woman was sexually assaulted in Derby city centre.

Officers were called to St Peter's Street shortly before 05:30 GMT.

The man is described as black, 5ft 10in tall and slim. Police said he had a short afro-style haircut, was wearing a dark-coloured tracksuit, and is aged about 25.

A cordon was put up outside Pure Gym and three other businesses but has since been removed.

Image caption Police said they understand a man of the above description was seen with a woman near to the entrance of Pure Gym this morning

Det Insp Graham Prince said police were appealing for information from anyone who was in the St Peter's Street area between 04:00 and 05:30.

He said: "We would particularly like to hear from anyone who saw a man fitting the above description.

"We understand from initial inquiries that a man of this description was seen with a woman near to the entrance of Pure Gym during this time."

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