Police search CCTV in leisure centre sex assault investigation
POLICE are searching through hours of CCTV footage in a bid to identify the man responsible for a sexual assault in Swansea's LC leisure centre.
Officers were called to the popular family attraction on Wednesday afternoon after three young girls were attacked in the centre's waterpark.
The LC was in lock-down for a time while police searched the building but the suspect could not be found, and detectives turned to the public for help.
South Wales Police are appealing for anybody with information about what happened to come forward, and have released a description of a man they want to talk to in connection with the incident — he is described as having a tanned complexion, being unshaven and having collar-length brown hair.
He was wearing black or blue knee-length board shorts.
A South Wales Police spokesman said: "Officers are continuing to retrieve and view CCTV footage from the area and still working to trace witnesses.
"Any witnesses who have not yet given their details to police are asked to come forward.
"We are still appealing for anyone who saw the man fitting the description in the LC on Wednesday to contact police."
Police said the victims — a teenager and two girls under 10 — were in the centre's main pool at around 4.20pm when the incident happened.
Officers have said the victims were uninjured but that they are taking the assaults very seriously.
Meanwhile bosses at the LC have stressed that customer safety is of the "utmost importance" to the centre.
A spokesman said: "The LC takes a zero tolerance approach to inappropriate behaviour and we have recently invested in a new state-of-the-art CCTV system to cover the waterpark's changing area in addition to the 42 other cameras that already cover the entire facility.
"We will continue to do everything in our power to protect visitors and I want to reassure customers that their safety and security is of the utmost importance to us."
He added that there were regular plain clothed police operations running throughout all areas of the building.