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Appeal for witnesses following sexual assault – Oxford

News   •   Feb 09, 2019 17:40 GMT

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses to a sexual assault in Oxford.

At around 4am today (9/2) a woman, aged in her twenties, was sexually assaulted at a property in Divinity Road.

The offender is described as an Asian man with light skin tone, aged in his twenties or thirties. He is short and of a slim build and has very short dark hair.

Investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Bruce Riddell of the Oxford Investigation Hub, said: “This is understandably a very distressing incident for the victim in this case.

“We believe that someone may have seen this offender before or after this incident around the area of Divinity Road in the early hours of this morning.

“We would especially like to hear from anyone who has dash-cam footage or CCTV footage from around The Rectory Road, Cowley Road and the Divinity Road area between 12.30am and 4.30am this morning.

“At this time, we ask that the public remain vigilant and ensure that their property is secure.

“There will be an increased police presence in the area as we conduct enquiries as part of this investigation, along with an increase in patrols at this time.

“If you have information you think could help with this case, please get in touch or speak to an officer.”

Anyone with any details which could assist the investigation should contact the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101 quoting the reference 43190042120, or you can make a report online.

If you would prefer to remain anonymous, please contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

LM