E-fit released of man police are looking for in connection with Redditch sex assault (From Redditch Advertiser)
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E-fit released of man police are looking for in connection with Redditch sex assault
11:50am Wednesday 28th August 2013 in News
AN e-fit image of the man police are looking for in connection with a sexual assault on a woman in Redditch has been released.
Officers believe the offender may be local and that someone will recognise the likeness, which has been compiled with help from the victim.
The woman was walking home via an underpass - which runs from Union Street, underneath the Alvechurch Highway and comes out at Holloway Drive in Lodge Park - after a night out, when she was assaulted by the man at around 1.10am on Sunday, August 25.
As the woman was nearing the end of the subway, a man appeared and offered to walk her home. She declined the offer and the man then sexually assaulted her.
Detective Constable Stacey Keogh is investigating the incident. She said: “Thankfully, the victim managed to get away from him and was not badly hurt during the assault.
“However, she is understandably extremely upset and it is important we identify the man responsible.
“The victim feels that this e-fit image is an extremely good likeness of the man who assaulted her.
“He is described as Asian, aged 28 to 30 years old, 5ft 7ins tall and of a medium build. He had short black hair which was styled so it pointed up slightly in the middle. He is further described as having distinctive facial hair – as detailed in the image – and he was wearing a dark coloured jacket.
“During the assault, the woman’s shoes – a pair of nude, peep toe, high heels – came off. They have not yet been located and we are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen or found them.
“The offender spoke with a local accent and we are therefore hopeful that someone in the area will recognise this individual and contact us with a name.
“Even if people are unsure but think this is someone they know, or if they suspect who might have been involved, then they should pick up the phone. Every piece of information we get could be vital.”
Anyone with information can contact police on 0300 333 3000 quoting reference 75S 250813or the anonymous charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
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