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2 March 2010, 11:24 | Updated: 2 March 2010, 11:27
A seventeen year old girl has been sexually assaulted on her home to school in Tilehurst.
She was assaulted by a man at around 8.15am on Monday morning, as she walked along Little Heath Road. Her attacker ran off when the girl shouted for help.
PC Nathan Adby said the teenager was left in shock, "This man grabbed hold of the victim and started to touch her, which has left the victim extremely shaken and distressed."
"I am appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time and who may have witnessed the offence or who recognsies the description of the offender to contact me. This happened close to a local school and it is likely someone saw the offender in the area before or after the incident."
The man is described as white, 5 ft 8 ins, in his early to mid twenties and with an average build. He had short dark brown hair and a dark brown beard and moustache. He was wearing dark clothing and a leather jacket.
Anyone with information should contact PC Adby via the Thames Valley Police 24-hour enquiry line on 0845 8 505 505, or alternatively contact the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.