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Appeal following sex assault in St Albans

 Published on: 27th June 2017   |   By: The Newsdesk   |   Category:

Officers investigating a sexual assault in St Albans are appealing for information and witnesses. On Thursday, June 22 between 11.15pm and 11.45pm the victim – a woman aged in her 50s – was walking along Alban Way between the Farmer’s Boy pub and Camp Road when she was approached by a man who grabbed her and attempted to kiss her. During the incident an unknown man intervened and chased the offender away. Detective Constable Ian Jordan, who is investigating, said: “I am keen to speak to the man who chased the offender off as he may have information that could assist our investigation. “The victim never spoke to the man who helped her and went straight home. She was understandably shaken and upset by the incident and had suffered bruising and scratches to her hands and arms. “The offender is described as a white man, with short hair, around 5ft 9in tall and of slim build. “Although there have been no other incidents of sexual assault in this area, I would like to remind people to remain vigilant and to not walk alone in secluded areas. Where possible always travel in the company of others and try to stick to busy areas, especially at night.” Anyone with information is asked to contact Hertfordshire Constabulary via the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference F1/1/7/2965 or report it online at www.contacthertspolice.uk/Report/Crime. Alternatively, contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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