Police seek help in investigating sexual assaults at Bedford Pool

Police investigating sexual assault

Officers are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man after an incident yesterday at a public pool in Bedford.

At 9:05 p.m., officers responded to the Bedford Outdoor Pool, located at 277 Shore Drive, to a report that a man had inappropriately touched a number of women while they were in the children’s pool.

The man is described as white, in his late 20s to early 30s, 5’10”, 200 lbs with blue eyes, brown shaggy hair and a full brown beard approximately 1” long. He was wearing a chain with a cross pendant, black exercise shorts and a white t-shirt.

A number of pool patrons reported the incident to employees but left the pool before officers arrived. Officers have spoken with two of the patrons and are asking the others to contact police.

Anyone who has information on this incident or the identity of the man is asked to call police at 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or using the P3 Tips App.