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Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following an assault in Arborfield

Alert message sent 05/06/2018 10:39:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Local residents may notice uniformed police officers in the local area over the next few days. The officers are appealing for witnesses and working to locate an offender following an assault. Anyone with information can speak to an officer or alternatively call 101.

At around 5.30am on Sunday (3/6) the victim, a woman aged in her forties, was walking her dogs in woodland near the junction of Baird Road and Princess Marina Drive.

When she was opposite St Elgius Church she was approached from behind by a man. The man grabbed her however she fought back and he was bitten by the dogs.

Both the victim and the offender then ran away. Nothing was stolen during the incident.

The victim sustained scratches to her chest during the assault.

The offender is white, between 5ft 8ins and 5ft 10ins, is of slim build, aged approximately 30 years old, clean shaven and is described as being Eastern European.

He was wearing a navy or black hooded top with matching tracksuit trousers, a black woollen scarf around his neck and lower half of his face, dark coloured trainers and dark gloves.

Investigating officer Detective Sergeant Nathan Lampard, of Reading Force CID, said: “Detectives are investigating this incident and are keeping an open mind in relation to the motive. I am appealing for information from the public, specifically to any dog walkers who may recognise the description of the offender as he may have been in the area on previous occasions.

“Are you aware of anybody with unexplained dog bites? Please report any information, regardless of how insignificant you think it may be, to police.”
 
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Neil Hawkins (Police, Communications Officer, Forcewide)

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