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Witness appeal following a sexual assault in Newport

POLICe in Newport are investigating a report of a sexual assault in High Street believed to have happened in The Greyhound pub at around 11.55pm on Saturday 9 September.

The victim, a teenage girl, was sexually assaulted by man and she is receiving support from specialist officers.

A 28-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman, both from the Newport area, were arrested in connection with this.

Both have been released on police bail while the investigation continues.

Detectives are appealing for information from anyone who may have seen anything that could help with the investigation.

They want to hear from anyone who was in The Greyhound pub between 11.30pm on Saturday 9 September and 12.30am Sunday 10 September.

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If you have any details that could help with our enquiries, then call us on 101, quoting log reference 2300305747.

You can also send us a direct message to our social media pages or alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org to pass on any information.

Detective Superintendent Michelle Chaplin, leading the investigation, said: “We understand that when a crime such as this is reported in a local community, residents can become concerned.

“I’d like to reassure you that this appears to be an isolated incident and our enquiries are continuing.”

You can find further advice on our website, which includes support and information from partner agencies, but you can also speak to one of our officers or you can send us a direct message on Facebook or X (formally Twitter).