Police trawl CCTV in search for man who sexually assaulted woman

By Ben Fitzgerald - 13 February 2019

Crime

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a woman was sexually assaulted in Swindon.

At approximately 1am on 13 January, a local woman in her forties was approached by a man in an alleyway off Roseberry Street.

The man grabbed and touched her inappropriately. The victim was able to shout out and run away to safety.

The offender is described as Asian, in his early twenties, approximately 5'6 tall and of medium build. He was wearing a black 'puffa' jacket and dark coloured jeans.

Police were called and an investigation launched, a large number of enquiries have been ongoing including analysis of CCTV in the area and police now have images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with this incident.

PC Benjamin Parsons said: "The victim was obviously very distressed and we have been offering our support to her. 
We would like to speak to the man in the CCTV image and encourage him, or anyone else who can help identify him, to come forward. We know that the CCTV image isn't of great quality but it may be that this, combined with the description, jogs someone's memory. 

"Equally, if you were in the area at the time and saw or heard anything suspicious please contact me."

Please call Wiltshire Police on 101 quoting reference 54190003926. Or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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