Stevenage woods cordoned off after teenage girl sexually assaulted

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A public appeal has been launched after a 17-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in a Stevenage woods last night.

The girl was sexually assaulted in Monk’s Wood, off the A602 Monkswood Way and Broadhall Way, at around 8.20pm.

Police officers were on the scene in a matter of minutes and cordoned off the area, which is being examined by forensics.

The incident is being treated as a ‘serious sexual assault’, with Detective Inspector Jason Keane saying: “We would like speak to anyone who was in Monk’s Wood, between 7pm and 8.30pm on Sunday evening.

“Any information you give us may be vital to the investigation.”


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Anyone with information should contact the police on 101, quoting crime reference E1/17/1769.

It is the second reported sexual assault in Monk’s Wood in the past 12 months, after an incident in April 2016.

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