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Woman assaulted while walking in Penn Woods

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A woman was assaulted while walking through woods in Penn on Thursday 22nd December 2016.

The incident took place at about 5.00pm in Gravelly Way in Penn Woods. A 44 year old woman was walking her dogs through the woods when she was approached by a man who asked her if she was lost. He gave her directions out of the woods and the woman left the scene. However shortly afterwards she was grabbed from behind.

The woman managed to free herself from the offender and then ran away from the scene.

The offender is believed to be about 5ft10ins and aged in his 30s. He was wearing a fleece jumper and was carrying a torch with a handle.

Investigating officer Det Sgt John Denard, based at Taplow police station, said: ‘I would like to speak to anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the area on the evening of Thursday, 22 December.

I would also like to speak to anyone who noticed an adult male who had sustained any visible facial injuries around this time, or who saw a man in the area who appeared to be out of breath or distressed.

We believe this to have been an isolated incident, and a full investigation is being carried out.

There will be an increase in patrols in the area, and I would like to reassure people that Thames Valley Police is doing everything possible in order to locate and arrest the man responsible for this incident.

Thames Valley Police are appealing for anyone with information about the incident that could help with their enquiries to please call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101.

If you do not want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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