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Further appeal after woman sexually assaulted by man while walking dogs near Swanwick

todayJuly 3, 2022 5

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Officers investigating the sexual assault of a woman near Swanwick are asking for the public’s help as they continue to make enquiries.

The incident occurred just after midday on Father’s Day, Sunday 19 June, in the fields between Pentritch Road, Asher Lane, and Back Lane, saw a woman in her 50s grabbed by a man who then sexually assaulted her.

One of the woman’s dogs had been grabbed by the man, however, as the other dog barked at him the woman managed to push him over and run away. 

The man is described as being in his early 30s, around 5ft 10ins tall and of slim build. He had pale skin, very dark brown hair that was closely cropped, and was wearing sunglasses.

The woman told officers that the man was wearing a black hooded top with white chords, black jogging bottoms, and black leather trainers. He also wore a gold band ring, which had a pattern on it, on the middle finger of his right hand.

He was also wearing distinctive thick, square, black sunglasses – similar to those worn by people who are sensitive to light.

The victim stopped and spoke to a woman who was walking her dogs as she left the scene – and officers are keen to speak to this woman to help with their enquiries.

Since the incident high-visibility patrols have been taking place and anyone with any concerns is urged to speak to the officers or contact the force directly.

Anyone with any information that may be able to help the investigation is asked to contact Derbyshire police using any of the below methods, including reference 22*350989:

You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111, or by visiting the Crimestoppers website

Written by: NDR NEWS

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