Detectives hunt for sex attacker after woman is assaulted in Ashfield

Police have launched an investigation after a 23-year-old woman was sexually assaulted in Ashfield.

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 8:57 am

The woman was walking in the Nottingham Road area of Selston at around 6am on Monday (April 12) when she was approached by a man who then pushed her into a bush and attacked her.

Officers say the attacker was disturbed by a dog walker and are now appealing for anyone with information about the incident to contact them immediately.

Det Sgt Katie Hurrell, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: "We're also asking if anyone has dash-cam footage of the area between 6am and 8am to contact us.

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Officers have launched an investigation after a report that a 23-year-old woman was sexually assaulted in Selston. Photo: Nottinghamshire Police

"The man is said to have been wearing a black hooded zip up jacket at the time, a snood across his nose as well as black bottoms and trainers.

"The impact of these kinds of incidents can be profound.

"Officers absolutely understand this and we would reassure people that we are committed to investigating these kinds of incidents thoroughly and supporting reported victims through this.

"Enquiries into this incident are ongoing and we would urge anyone with information to get in touch.”

The attacker is described as white, around 5ft 10ins tall and had thick eyebrows.

Anyone with information about the attack should contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 78 of 12 April 2021.