We are appealing for witnesses following a report of a sexual assault in Ash yesterday.
This occurred at around 4pm on Britten Close when the suspect pulled the victim, a 17-year-old girl, into a vehicle and sexually assaulted her. The victim was able to escape and reported this to police.
Officers quickly attended the scene and conducted enquiries that led to the arrest of a 47-year-old man from Dudley in connection with this incident. He remains in police custody.
While carrying out house to house in the local area, officers received a further report that at a similar time a woman was approached on Ash Church Road by a man in a vehicle who asked her to get into his car. This was reported to us by a member of the public who intervened and we are now looking to identify the woman involved.
Guildford Borough Commander Blaine Rafferty said: “This is an alarming and rare incident and I would like to reassure the community that there are a number of officers working on the investigation. You will see officers in the area today as they continue to carry out enquiries and I’d encourage you to speak with them if you have any concerns.”
If you witnessed either incident, or have any other information which may help our investigation, please contact us quoting 45230111750 via: