Huntingdon: Police Step Up Patrols

3 January 2013, 06:00

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was assaulted in Huntingdon.

The incident happened on Sunday (December 30) at around 6.30pm and was reported to police later that evening.

It took place in an alleyway close to Huntingdon Regional College.

The victim, a woman in her 40s, was walking along the alleyway when she was grabbed from behind and sexually assaulted.

The man is described as having tanned skin, around six foot and potentially with long hair.

Officers have spent the past three days making enquiries. These included searches in the area and speaking to the victim to get as much information as possible.

As a precaution, since Sunday, patrols have been increased in the area.

Det Insp Liz Mead told Heart: "I am keen to hear from anyone who was in the area of the college during the early evening on Sunday who noticed anything unusual or suspicious.

"At this stage we are treating this attack as an isolated incident although patrols have been increased as a precaution and I would advise people to take the usual common sense steps I would expect them to take every day."

DI Mead added: "We continue to work closely with the victim to establish all the details of what happened during the incident."

Anyone with information is asked to call police