Police investigate sexual assault near Students’ Union

The area cordoned off my police on Friday

The police are investigating a sexual assault allegation after an incident involving a 25-year-old woman. The alleged assault took place just before three am on Friday morning in the Sengennydd Road area.

A spokesperson from the Students’ Union has issued a statement regarding the incident:

“As always, Cardiff University Students’ Union takes the safety of its student members very seriously. Whilst Cardiff is a safe city, we want to emphasise the importance of taking sensible precautions when out at night.

“These include planning how you will get home before you go out, staying in pairs and groups while walking around at night, sticking to well-lit populated areas, and looking after friends. Students can also take advantage of our safe taxi scheme if they don’t have enough money to get home.”

The news follows after a string of sexual assaults were reported in the Cathays and city centre area during Freshers week.

Police are asking anyone with any information about the incident to get in touch by calling them on 101, or contacting Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 quoting occurrence: 1600142305.

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