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Witness Appeal: Sexual assault on River Way

Witness Appeal: Hampshire Constabulary

An 18-year-old woman was sexually assaulted on River Way in Andover between midnight and 1am on Saturday morning.

The man approached her, spoke to her and tried to kiss her when pushed her to the ground. An unknown woman then came to the aid of the victim and the man ran off. The woman then walked the victim back to her home address.

The man is described as white, 5’8″ tall of skinny build, around 19-20 years old and with a northern accent. He was wearing blue/black skinny jeans, black trainers and a grey jumper with a red motif on the front.

Detective Constable Matt Dennis of Aldershot CID, said: “This is a rare occurrence and we are keen to speak to anyone who has any information about what happened.

“We would also like to identify and speak to the woman who came to the aid of the victim. She might hold information that could assist our investigation.”

If you have information on this incident, please contact DC Dennis from Aldershot CID on 101 quoting 44170101231. Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously.

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David Harber

David Harber is the founder and Managing Director of Love Andover, including the Love Andover Observer newspaper and 95.9FM Andover Radio. He is a fellow at the Royal Society of Arts and a card carrying member of the Nation Union of Journalists.