Police appeal for witnesses to Hitchin sex attack

POLICE appealed for witnesses and information today (Tuesday) after a young woman claimed she was sexually assaulted in an alley. Officers are investigating the allegation by an 18-year-old woman who said she was attacked on Friday between 2am and 3am in

POLICE appealed for witnesses and information today (Tuesday) after a young woman claimed she was sexually assaulted in an alley.

Officers are investigating the allegation by an 18-year-old woman who said she was attacked on Friday between 2am and 3am in West Alley, off the High Street in Hitchin.

Detective Chief Inspector Liz Hanlon said: "We are fully investigating this allegation and are trying to build a picture of what may have happened that morning. I would appeal for anyone who may have seen a girl in her late teens in distress on the High Street to contact police."

If anyone has any information about the incident they are asked to call the police on 0845 3300222 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.