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Appeal For Witnesses After Serious Historical Sexual Offence in Cranleigh Church

Published on: 16 May, 2020
Updated on: 18 May, 2020

Police are appealing for information in investigating an allegation of sexual assault in Cranleigh Baptist church in 2012. The assault, reported in January this year, is said to have happened December 24 in a church toilet. The only description of the suspect is that he was male.

Detectives said this was during an organised Christmas performance and they would like to speak to anyone who was at the church that night. DC Neil Palmer said: “It has taken immense bravery for the victim to come forward and we are doing everything we can to identify the person responsible for this assault.

“We want to speak to anyone who was at the church that evening and may have photographs or seen something suspicious.”

If you have any information, please call 101 quoting reference number PR/45200006738. You can always report online at https://www.surrey.police.uk/ro/report/. You can also give information, 100 per cent anonymously, to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111; or through their anonymous online form: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/

If you believe you have been the victim of an offence, please call immediately on 101 (or 999 in an emergency).

For further support and advice, please contact the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre http://www.rasasc.org/ or the National Association for People Abused in Childhood https://napac.org.uk/

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test One Response to Appeal For Witnesses After Serious Historical Sexual Offence in Cranleigh Church

  1. D Bisdee Reply

    May 18, 2020 at 12:24 pm

    Hope they catch the person, but please use the word “historical” for something that occurred in the past. ‘Historic’ means ‘famous or important in history, or potentially so’. It’s a frequent mistake these days. Sorry to be a pedant.

    Correction made. Thank you.

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