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5 June 2016, 06:22
Police are trying to trace a man after a woman was sexually assaulted in Witney in the early hours of Saturday morning
Thames Valley Police are trying to trace two witnesses.
We are investigating the sexual assault of a woman in Witney in the early hours of Saturday.
At around 3am a woman aged in her thirties, was walking on a path in Langdale Common when the offender, a man who she did not know, approached her from behind.
He struck her to her face before sexually assaulting her. It is believed he may have been disturbed by other people in the area and then left the scene.
The offender is white, approximately 6ft, has short brown hair, and was wearing a black jacket at the time of the incident.
Det Insp Larry Johnson, from Oxfordshire Force CID, said: “Detectives are investigating the circumstances of this incident and we are working to establish the identity of the offender.
“At around this time, two women were walking along the same path in the direction of the offender and victim. It is possible they may be witnesses and have important information about what has happened. I would encourage these women to come forward and speak to police.
“I would also like to speak to anyone who was in the area of Witan Way, close to the entrance to Langdale Common and near a kebab van, as they may also have information which could assist our investigation.
“The victim is being supported by specially trained officers at this time.
“I understand this incident could cause the community some concerns therefore additional patrols are taking place. If anyone wishes to raise any issues, please speak to an officer in the area or call 101.”
Anyone with any information about the incident should call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101.
If you do not want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111