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Appeal for witnesses launched by police after a 15 year old girl is sexually assaulted in Gerrards Cross

| August 2, 2021

An appeal for witnesses has been launched by Thames Valley Police after a 15 year old girl was sexually assaulted in Gerrards Cross.

On Thursday 29th July 2021, at around 5.00pm, a 15 year old girl was walking through the wooded area of Gerrards Cross Common near the A40 when she was approached from behind by a man who pulled her to the ground and sexually assaulted her.

The girl did not sustain any injuries during the assault.

The man believed to have carried out the assault is described as a white male, approximately 5ft 11 inches tall and average build. He was wearing a dark coloured tracksuit top and bottoms with the hood up over his face.

Investigating officer Detective Inspector Michael Anderson, of the Child Abuse Investigation Unit based at Aylesbury police station, said: ‘This was a terrifying incident for the young victim who left her family home for an evening walk in Gerrards Cross Common.

Thames Valley Police takes reports of sexual assault very seriously. A thorough investigation is underway and officers have been working to establish the circumstances of this incident since it was reported to us.

There is an increased police presence in the area and our officers are working to identify the person responsible.

We are appealing to members of the public who were in the area at the time of the incident to get in contact with us. If you saw or heard anything that could help this investigation, please get in touch.

We would also like to speak to anyone who might have dashcam footage that could help. If you were driving in the area at the time of the incident, please check your dashcam recordings and contact us if you have any footage that could help us.

To contact us, call 101 quoting reference number 43210339020 or make a report online.

You can also make a report completely anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers, by calling 0800 555 111.

*Source of article : Thames Valley Police ‘latest news’.

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