Bicester Sexual Assaults
Police have released a video with images of where two women were sexually assaulted in the Thames Valley in two separate incidents.
The first assault happened at around 8.45pm on Saturday 27 November, a woman in her twenties, was assaulted in the car park of the hospital in Kings End.
Det Sgt Craig Kirby, investigating the incident, told Heart:
“We are asking for the public’s help in identifying a car and a man that were captured on camera in Bicester on the evening of the incident. At 7.26pm, a man was seen walking behind the victim down Sheep Street in the town centre. We would like to speak to this person to rule him out of our enquiries."
“The second image is of a car driving past the Health Centre in Coker Close shortly after the incident. The investigation into the sexual assault continues and I have a team of detectives working on the case to identify the person responsible. We continue to carry out house to-house enquiries and have delivered flyers asking people with information to come forward. I appeal to anyone who was walking or driving into, or from the car park area of the Bicester Community Hospital on the evening of the offence to come forward. The victim believes a car may have disturbed the offender so we are keen to trace the person who was driving that car as they may hold vital information."
The second attack happened on Thursday 13th January.
The woman was walking along George Street near to the Highfield Social Club at 10.30pm when she was approached by a man from behind and pulled into the nearby Bucknell Road Park.
Once inside the park, the man sexually assaulted the woman. She managed to get away from the man and made her way to a place of safety, where the police were immediately called.
Officers were deployed to the scene and a search was carried out of the area, but the man was not found. He is described as white, 6ft, in his thirties and with a big build. He was wearing all black clothes and a black bobble hat.
Police are warning women to take extra care if walking alone at night, but they added this type of incident is extremely rare in Bicester.
Anyone with information about the incident that could assist police enquiries is urged to contact Bicester CID via the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 0845 8 505 505. If you don’t want to speak to police and don’t want to leave your name contact the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.