Woman fights off attacker in Huntingdon sexual assault

A WOMAN fought off a sex attacker in Huntingdon.

A WOMAN fought off a sex attacker in Huntingdon.

She was walking along Spring Common, also known as Horse Common when a man ran up to her and grabbed her from behind.

The man pushed her to the ground and sexually assaulted her.

The victim managed to break free after scratching the man in the face, kicking and punching him. He ran off towards Great Northern Street.

The incident happened between 8pm and 9pm on Saturday, January 8, and was reported early the following morning.

Police are now appealing for witnesses to the incident.

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The man is white and described as six foot, of large build, shaved head, in his late 30s to early 40s and wearing a dark jumper, pink shirt and jeans.

Officers have spent the past 11 days conducting enquiries, including searches at the scene, house-to-house enquires and interviews with the victim.

Det Sgt Amerjit Singh, investigating, said: “I would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of this incident or who thinks they may know the man.

“The offender is likely to have gone home with injuries to his face.

“At this time we are treating this as an isolated incident and there is no need for people to take any precautions further to common-sense steps I would expect people to take every day.”

INFORMATION: Anyone with information should contact Det Sgt Singh on 0345 456 456 4 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 55 111.