Churchdown man charged in connection with attempted sexual assault in Cheltenham

A man has been arrested and charged in connection with an attempted sexual assault in Cheltenham in August.

Mark Raymond Willis, 39, of Pirton Lane in Churchdown, will appear before magistrates in Cheltenham today charged with attempted rape, sexual assault of a female, causing actual bodily harm and committing an offence with the intention of committing a relevant sexual offence.

The charge relates to an incident in Queen’s Road at around 2.30am on Sunday August 31, in which a woman in her 20s was attacked by a man. The woman managed to break free and raise the alarm.

Police are still keen for anyone with information about the incident to call 101 and ask for DC Faye Satchwell-Bennett, quoting incident 68 of August 31.