MAN TOUCHED GIRL ON HER WAY HOME by Vicki Hammond
July 13, 2005
A TEENAGE girl was sexually assaulted by a man in broad daylight as she took a short cut on her way home on Friday last week.
The 14-year-old was walking home via Edmunds Lane, which runs between County Lane and Westmorland Drive, in Warfield, when she was inappropriately touched by the man.
The attack, which took place between 4pm and 5pm, has been described by police as ‘worrying’.
PC Lisa Clarke, officer investigating, said: “The victim, though not physically injured but nevertheless left shocked by the incident, was able to flag down a passing motorist who contacted her guardians.
“I would like to thank the member of the public for their assistance.”
Police have said the girl’s brave actions in fending off the attacker scared him away, and he was last seen heading in the direction of County Lane.
The offender has been described as white, is in his mid 40s and is between 5ft 8ins and 5ft 10ins tall.
He was of a stocky build and had brown wispy hair, which was receding on the top and sides.
The victim said the man was wearing black shoes, a sea blue long sleeved shirt which he had tucked into his trousers and a black belt which had a silver buckle.
Local commander for Bracknell Forest, Ch Insp Rob Povey, said: “This is naturally
a worrying incident and I
would appeal to anyone with information, despite how trivial it may appear on the surface,
to contact the investigating
Anyone with any information about this sexual attack
should contact PC Lisa Clarke of Thames Valley Police on 08458 505 505 or contact Crimestoppers Anonymous on 0800 555 111.