I told them I was a child and they said “even better”

Sexual Harassment

Name: Anon
Age: 14
Location: A tram stop opposite the Tower

“A group of men on a stag do approached me and asked me to have sex with me/ take me back to their hotel room. I told them I was a child and they said “even better”. I usually use to wear a full face of makeup, but that day I was wearing none and probably looked more like a 12 year old than a 14 year old.”

Maker: Catherine Mugonyi

I was 14 and he said he didn’t mind and pushed for me to go back to see him

Sexual Harassment

Name: A.E.
Age: 14
Location:
Lytham Green

“I was asked by a middle aged man if I liked the ride he ran. I’d been on a few times as it was fun and I did like it, it was painted with a Harley Davidson design and went really fast.

He said if I went to the fair again the next day he’d give me a free ride. I declined saying I was 14 and he said he didn’t mind and pushed for me to go back to see him. He refused to accept my age saying I was too sexy to be so young.

I told my mum later and she said the fair was closed the next day. She wasn’t surprised at what’d been said.”

Maker: Michelina Gianfrancesco

I told police outside the venue who went inside to look to no avail

Sexual Assault

Name: N
Age: 22
Location: Walkabout

“Dancing on the dance floor, a male came behind me and put his arms underneath mine and forcefully grabbed my breasts and squeezed very hard. I told police outside the venue who went inside to look to no avail.
I logged a report with an officer the next day. CCTV was looked at.
Nothing found and consequently no action taken.”

Maker: Carla Wilson

A man in a car pulled over to the pavement and asked the younger girls if they wanted to have sex

Sexual Harassment

Name: Anon
Age: 15
Location: Cookson Street

Felt heart and embroidery

“I was babysitting two girls roughly between the ages of 8-10 years.

A man in a car pulled over to the pavement and asked the younger girls if they wanted to have sex.

I immediately shouted at him and took them both into the nearest shop to be away from the man.”

Maker: Annie Rhodes

I didn’t even think of reporting it to anyone

Sexual Assault

Name: Anon
Age: 17
Location: Layton Road

“I was walking to 6th form at about 8.30am. 2 school age boys walking in the opposite direction stopped me and grabbed my breasts, then walked away laughing.

I didn’t even think of reporting it to anyone, but I was really shaken and am still wary when passing groups of boys even to this day.”

Maker: Norma Foulds

I stood there trapped

Sexual Assault

Name: Anon
Age: 20
Location: Victoria Hospital

“I was a third year student nurse when a doctor on the ward used to make me stand next to him to hold equipment whilst he carried out procedures. He would then proceed to rub his crotch up against me as I stood there trapped, holding something important and therefore unable to move.”

Maker: Michelina Gianfrancesco