Man arrested following reports of “serious sexual assault” in Bradley Stoke

Photo of a police officer removing a tape barrier at the scene of the reported assault.

A man has been arrested following reports of a “serious sexual assault” in Bradley Stoke on Easter Sunday (1st April).

The news, released only today (Wednesday 4th April), comes three days after a police cordon was seen to be in place for several hours on Sunday morning, centred on a footpath connecting Brook Way with the playing field at Patchway Common (behind Bradley Stoke Surgery).

A number of Journal readers living in the area, near Oaktree Crescent, also reported that police had conducted house-to-house enquiries on Sunday morning.

The investigation scene was finally closed down at around 12.15pm on Sunday.

A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police said:

“We were called at about 7.30am on Sunday 1st April to reports of a serious sexual assault in Oaktree Crescent, Bradley Stoke. A 22-year-old man has been arrested and released under investigation.”

Photo: A police officer removes a tape barrier at the scene of the reported assault. The view is from Brook Way. The building on the left is Bradley Stoke Surgery. The tape was blocking access to the footpath which leads through to the playing field at Patchway Common.

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