Police issue correction to news release on Bradley Stoke sexual assault

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Avon and Somerset Police have issued a correction to a news release they put out yesterday (Monday 12th September 2022) regarding the charging of a man with a sexual assault in Bradley Stoke.

The original news item stated that the alleged assault, on Friday 15th July 2022, had taken place “at the Three Brooks Local Nature Reserve”.

A clarification has been issued today (Tuesday 13th September) making it clear that the assault happened at a location within Bradley Stoke that is “not in the immediate vicinity of the nature reserve”.

The clarification includes the additional detail that the alleged offence was one of “sexual assault by touching”.

A police spokesperson said:

“Yesterday, we said a 36-year-old man has been charged with a sexual assault at the Three Brooks Nature Reserve in Bradley Stoke.”

“Simon Wong, of Apseleys Mead, Bradley Stoke, was in fact charged with one count of sexual assault by touching in relation to an incident which happened outside an address in Bradley Stoke on Friday 15th July. This street is not in the immediate vicinity of the nature reserve.”

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The spokesperson added:

“Wong appeared at Bristol Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Monday 12th September).”

BBC News has reported that Wong pleaded not guilty to one charge of committing sexual assault when he appeared in court, adding that he has been released on bail pending a further court appearance in January 2023.

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