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Appeal after woman sexually assaulted near Ilkeston

Police are appealing for information after a woman was grabbed and assaulted close to Swan Lake, near Ilkeston.

The incident occurred at around 10.10pm last night (9 September) on Derby Road and saw a woman in her 20s grabbed and sexually assaulted by a man who appeared from the Nutbrook Trail.

The woman managed to fight the man off and run away.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have been in the area at the time of the incident and may be able to help enquiries.

Of particular interest are any homeowners in the area who have CCTV that may have captured the incident – as well as drivers with dashcam that may have recorded the incident or the moments after it.

Inspector Ed Browne, who leads the policing team in Ilkeston, said: “At this time detectives understand this to be an isolated incident.

“However, I understand how concerning this will be for the community and extra patrols are being undertaken in the area.

“I would urge anyone with any information to come forward and help officers with their enquiries.”

Anyone with information can contact the force in confidence using any of the below methods, including reference 21*525259: