Witness appeal after attempted serious sexual assault in Witnesham
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Police are appealing for witnesses or information after a report of an attempted serious sexual assault in Witnesham.
The incident took place between 5pm and 6.15pm on Saturday 10 February in Wash Lane.
The victim, a woman, reported being attacked from behind by a man. It is reported the man then attempted to sexually assault her before she ran off and alerted police.
The man is described as white, tall, wearing a dark-coloured hooded top and thin gloves.
An investigation is being carried out by detectives, while the victim is being supported by specially trained officers.
Local officers are conducting patrols in the area and anyone with any concerns is encouraged to speak with them.
Officers are particularly keen to hear from anyone in the area between Wash Lane and Burwash between 4pm and 6.30pm and are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident, seen a man matching the description given or has CCTV footage in the area.
Equally, officers would like to ask those driving in Wash Lane, Burwash, America Hill or the surrounding area in the times given to review any footage they may have.
Anyone who witnessed the incident, saw any suspicious activity, or has any information, is asked to contact police, quoting reference 37/7847/24 via: