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

Posted on Wednesday 4th April 2018 at 5:42 pm by SH (Editor)

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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Witness appeal following assault in Palmers Leaze – Man charged with attempted murder

Posted on Wednesday 12th August 2015 at 5:18 pm by SH (Editor)

Police car.

Police want to trace a female motorist who came to the aid of a woman being seriously assaulted outside a house in Palmers Leaze, Bradley Stoke, at around 1pm on Monday (10th August).

The Good Samaritan was driving a blue car and is described as having dark hair and speaking with a foreign accent.

Avon and Somerset Police say they would like her, and any other witnesses to the assault, to call their Investigations department on 101, quoting reference number 87750/15.

A 36-year-old man, Richard Perks, of no given address, was due to appear before Bristol Magistrates today (Wednesday 12th August) charged with attempted murder and possessing an offensive weapon (a craft knife) in a public place.

Related link: Police in Bradley Stoke (The Journal)

Source: Press release from Avon and Somerset Police.

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Aftershave clue to sexual assault in Bradley Stoke

Posted on Friday 12th June 2015 at 12:01 am by SH (Editor)

Paco Rabanne 1 Million eau de toilette.

Detectives believe the distinctive smell of a men’s aftershave could be an important clue in their hunt for a sex attacker in Bradley Stoke.

They say they want to hear from anyone in the Bradley Stoke area who knows a man who wears Paco Rabanne 1 Million – the perfume the attacker’s victim, a 22-year-old woman, has identified.

Detective Inspector Dom Graham, leading the investigation, said:

“This was a particularly nasty and unprovoked stranger assault. I want the public’s help with any aspect of this enquiry, and my appeal today is – if you know anyone who wears this aftershave, call us on 101 or on Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Your information could lead us to this man and help solve this case.”

The new information comes on the eve of the one-week anniversary of the assault, which took place at approximately 11.45pm on Saturday 6th June.

Police notice appealing for help following a sexual assault in Bradley Stoke, Bristol.

Police have been carrying out extra patrols in the area, a path called Concorde Way that runs beneath Bradley Stoke Way. Signs appealing for information have been  put on fences and lampposts, and officers have carried out house-to-house calls and have spoken to people who use the route.

There will be an increased police presence in the area on Saturday as officers step up their appeal for witnesses and information, and seek to reassure the public.

Detective Inspector Graham added:

“Bradley Stoke is a safe place to live, but in the light of this assault our advice is for people to be vigilant, be careful and to keep yourself safe.”

Photo #1: Paco Rabanne 1 Million eau de toilette.

Photo #2: Police appeal sign in the Three Brooks Local Nature Reserve, near the Bradley Stoke Way bridge.

Source: Press release from Avon and Somerset Police.

[Editor’s note] Revised description in full:

“The attacker is described as white, possibly in his mid-30s, about 6ft 1ins tall, well-built with broad shoulders. He was wearing a grey hooded top with a central zip. The hood had white strings that were frayed at the ends. His shoes were dark, with laces and high-cut up to the ankles, with thick soles of a different shade. He smelt like Paco Rabanne 1 Million.”

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Police investigate sexual assault in Bradley Stoke nature reserve

Posted on Monday 8th June 2015 at 11:37 am by SH (Editor)

Police search a litter bin in the Three Brooks Local Nature Reserve, Bradley Stoke.

Avon and Somerset Police say they are investigating reports of a serious sexual assault in the Bradley Stoke area on Saturday night, 6th June.

The incident happened at about 11.45pm when a 22-year-old woman, who was on her way home from a night out, was attacked in an area of the Three Brooks Local Nature Reserve described by police as being “between the underpass and Three Lakes, near to The Bluebells road”.

The area was cordoned off to allow crime scene investigators to carry out an examination of the scene.

Police say their enquiries are continuing and they are keen to hear from anyone who may have been in the area on Saturday night around the time of the incident. If you are able to help, please call the North East Investigations department on the force number 101, quoting reference 59726/15.

The police search operation on Sunday morning affected the annual Bradley Stoke 10k Run, which started at 9.30am from the Jubilee Centre. The race, which normally passes through the cordoned-off area in the nature reserve, had to be diverted through Diana Gardens and Snowberry Close.

A section of the footpath running parallel to Stoke Brook, where it passes under the Bradley Stoke Way bridge, remained cordoned off at midday on Sunday and police officers were seen searching the verges at the side of the path and going through the contents of litter bins (photo above).

Later on Sunday, the search switched to the path leading down into the nature reserve from The Bluebells, where a team of eight police officers were seen searching undergrowth and woodland.

All paths in the area had been re-opened to the public by 8am on Monday.

Related link: Map showing extent of the police search area during daylight hours on Sunday 7th June.

More photos of the police search operation on Sunday »

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