Woman sexually assaulted in her tent at Bloodstock

The woman was assaulted in her tent at Bloodstock on Sunday afternoon
The woman was assaulted in her tent at Bloodstock on Sunday afternoon

A woman was sexually assaulted in her tent at last weekend’s Bloodstock festival.

The man entered the 28-year-old woman’s tent uninvited and assaulted her before she struck his hand with a torch and he fled. The incident happened between 2:50pm and 3:20pm on Sunday, August 14.

Bloodstock organisers and Derbyshire police are appealing to festival goers for information in a bid to catch the attacker.

The man is described as being white with a tanned complexion and in his late 20s. He has mousey hair, which is around three inches long and has grey eyes with blue flecks in. His teeth are uneven and he has acne scars on his face. He wore tan shorts and a black t-shirt featuring the name of a band, although the victim cannot recall which band.

He may also have complained to friends and family about a pain in his hand due to the knock he received from the victim’s torch.

Bloodstock say: “Bloodstock is one of the safest and friendliest festivals in the country, and this is primarily because of the sense of community that you help create.

“To say that we were shocked and upset by this crime is an understatement, and our thoughts are with the victim. We think it’s pretty likely that someone will recognise the description of the perpetrator and we urge anyone who might have any information to get in touch with the police as soon as possible.”

They add: “We conduct post-event debriefs of our operations with partners including the Police and local authority, and whilst the welfare and safety of our audience is always our priority, this incident and any potential additional security measures will form part of our review.”

Organisers also ask that people do not engage in discussion over the incident “anywhere else on the web” to avoid contempt of court should the suspect be brought to justice.

Anyone with information can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 confidentially or call Derbyshire Police directly.

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