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Appeal for witnesses and information following sexual assault in Petersfield


Officers are appealing for witnesses and information following a report of a sexual assault in Petersfield.

Between 12.45am and 1.05am on Monday, 16 May, a 25-year-old woman was sat on a concrete bridge, in Goodyear Meadow listening to music when an unknown man approached her from behind.

The man then pulled her back from the bridge and sexually assaulted her before she managed to run away.

The man is described as:

  • Black
  • Aged 25 to 30-years-old
  • 5ft 11inches to 6ft tall
  • Stocky build
  • Wearing a black puffer jacket with a hood, black Nike tracksuit bottoms, black leather/ faux leather gloves and black trainers.
  • Detective Constable Jonathan Duggan from Basingstoke CID said “Whilst we are treating this as an isolated incident, we would like to reassure the local community that we are carrying out a thorough investigation and all lines of enquiry are being followed. 

    “We are really keen to hear from anyone with information that may assist us in identifying the man responsible. 

    “Were you in the area at the time? Perhaps you saw a man matching the description given or saw or heard something suspicious? 

    “Were you driving in the area at the time? Do you have any dash-cam footage?

    “If you have any information that could help our investigation, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem, it is vital you get in touch.” 

    Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting reference 44220192334.

    Alternatively, people can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.


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