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Appeal after attempted sexual assault, Exeter


Witnesses sought by police

Police are seeking the public’s following an attempted sexual assault on a 25-year-old woman in Exeter.

The woman was walking along Lymeborne Avenue by Heavitree Pleasure Grounds between 10.30pm and 10.40pm on Tuesday 4 September when the incident happened.

She was followed by a man who approached her from behind and put a hand over her mouth. The suspect ran off following a struggle between the pair.

The victim, from Exeter, was uninjured but left very shaken by the incident.

Police are investigating and seeking a suspect who is described as white and he was wearing a grey T-shirt.

They are also appealing for any witnesses to the assault or anyone who may have seen a man matching the description running in the area at the time.

Please contact police via or by phone on 101, quoting crime reference CR/081478/18.

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quoting the crime reference number or pass on information to Crimestoppers anonymously via their Anonymous Online Form or call them on 0800 555 111

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