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We are continuing to appeal for witnesses after a woman was sexually assaulted in Woking on Friday, 23 September.
The woman was walking along Sheets Heath Lane when she noticed a man standing on the bridge leading to Connaught Road. She continued walking onto the path along the Basingstoke Canal, in the direction of the Esso petrol station, when she noticed the man was behind her.
As she stopped to let him pass, he inappropriately touched her. The incident occurred sometime between 7pm and 8pm.
The suspect is described as a White man in his late forties or early fifties, around 6ft in height with short dark coloured stubble. He was wearing a black beanie hat, a hooded top with a long black puffer-style coat and navy blue joggers which had two white stripes down the side. He was also wearing white trainers.
T/Detective Inspector Nell Rodriguez, Borough Commander for Woking, said: “We are continuing to follow every possible line of enquiry to identify the suspect in this investigation. If anyone has any information that could help us, or any dashcam footage from that area on that day, please contact us straight away.
“There will be increased police patrols again this Friday, and the Canal Watch team has continued to regularly patrol the area over the last few weeks. If you notice any suspicious behaviour in the area, please report it to us immediately by calling 999.”
If you have any information, please contact us quoting PR/45220103315 via:
• Webchat (the blue button in the bottom right of this page) https://surrey.police.uk/
• Online https://www.surrey.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/
• Calling us on 101
If you do not wish to leave your name, please call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
As part of the government’s strategy to tackle violence against women and girls, the Home Office has developed an online tool called StreetSafe on police.uk. This tool enables people, particularly women and girls, to pin-point locations where they feel or have felt unsafe and to identify the features that made them feel unsafe.
The data is used by Surrey Police to enhance our understanding of local communities’ concerns, and to help us to create a county that is safe and feels safe, so we encourage Surrey residents to make use of it.