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Witness appeal after sexual assault in Westbury

This entry was posted on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 at 10:51 am.

Wiltshire Police is appealing for witnesses after a woman was sexually assaulted by a man in Westbury.

The reported incident happened around 11.30pm on Wednesday 8th February at a property in the Market Place area, close to All Saints Church.

The unknown suspect is described as: white, aged 20 – 30-years-old, tall with pronounced ears and short, dark hair.  He was wearing a white jacket with blue markings and blue jeans.

The victim was left very shaken but not physically hurt,  she is receiving support from specialist officers.

Detective Con Keith Harford said, “We would like to speak to anyone who may have heard or seen a man acting suspiciously in this area of Westbury last night.

“Extra patrols will be carried out in the town tonight and for the next few days – if you have any information to report to police you can speak to the officers on patrol or call us on 101.”

If you can help with our enquiries please contact Trowbridge CID on 101 or anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.

Wiltshire Police would like to remind people of home security advice:

• Keep all doors locked even when you are in the house to prevent people walking in without you knowing and double check they are locked at night.

• Fit doors with mortice locks

• All windows should be fitted with locks except those designated as fire escapes and remember to use them especially for windows on the ground floor.