Woman sexually assaulted in Letchworth alleyway

A woman, in her 20s, was walking along Broughton Hill, Letchworth GC at around 2.05am on Sunday (Ma

A woman, in her 20s, was walking along Broughton Hill, Letchworth GC at around 2.05am on Sunday (March 30) - Credit: Archant

A woman has been sexually assaulted after being forced into an alleyway during the early hours of yesterday morning (Sunday).

The woman, in her 20s, was walking along Broughton Hill in Letchworth GC at about 2.05am.

A man appeared from an alleyway and forced the victim to accompany him where he then assaulted her.

He is described as a white male, of a broad and muscular build, with short dark brown hair. He was wearing a white, short-sleeved round-necked T-shirt and white trainers.

Detective Constable Jeanette Walker is investigating

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She said: “There were a number of people in the area that I am specifically appealing to contact me.

“There were a group of three or four people ahead of the victim, while the assault was talking place a male walked past the end of the alleyway on a mobile phone and following the incident the victim was sat by a phone box when a man asked her if she was ok.

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“While I do not believe they have witnessed what happened they may have seen the offender or someone acting suspiciously. If you believe this was you please call me. I would also like to make an appeal to anyone who has any information about the incident to come forward.

“Thankfully the victim was not seriously injured but understandably has been extremely affected by what has happened. While these are unusual incidents for the area I would ask people to consider some personal safety when out and about.”

Anyone with information should contact DC Jeanette Walker via the Herts police non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting crime reference number G2/14/597.

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