Sexual Assault In Calne

A 16 year old boy has been arrested and bailed by police investigating a sexual assault in Calne.

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A young woman was sexually assaulted by a man in Abberd Lane on Thursday evening, between 8pm and 9pm.

The suspect is described as a white man, around 5ft7 in height and aged in his mid to late teens. He was of average build, had dark hair, brown eyes and big dark eyebrows. He was wearing black rimmed sunglasses, a dark jacket and black trainers.

The victim is receiving specialist support from Sexual Offence Liaison Officers.

DS Ian Magrath said: ''We would like to hear from anyone who was in the area of Abberd Lane between 8-9:00 pm on Thursday 30th July, or anyone who has information based on the description of the suspect. It is important that people come forward as they may have vital information.

''The community can be reassured that we are taking this incident very seriously and there will be increased patrols in the area. Detectives are following a number of lines of enquiry and we will keep the community updated where appropriate.''

Anyone who has information is asked to contact the Sexual Offences Investigation Team, Melksham on 101 or call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 where information may be left anonymously if preferred.

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