Sea Mills: Women Sexually Assaulted In Broad Daylight

14 April 2015, 09:15 | Updated: 14 April 2015, 09:37

Police are searching the scene of what detectives are calling a "particularly nasty" sexual assault in Bristol. A 25 year old woman, who was out jogging, was punched in the face and sexually assaulted in broad daylight near Sea Mills train station on Monday (13th April) afternoon.

Police say she was jogging in a grassy area about 500 metres from Sea Mills train station at 3.30pm, when she saw a man standing at the bottom of some steps.

When she got closer to him, he punched her in the face and sexually assaulted her.

The victim managed to struggle free by punching the man in the face but she suffered some superficial injuries during the incident.

Det Insp Louise Boyce said: "This was a particularly nasty sexual assault and we're offering the victim all the help and support she needs.

"The area is currently sealed off while we carrying out our enquiries and officers will be conducting a thorough search this morning (Tuesday 14th).

The offender is white, average build, around 5ft 8ins to 5ft 9ins, with dark stubble around his chin.

He was wearing dark sports clothing and a black baseball cap. He also had a ring on one of his middle fingers.

Det Insp Louise Boyce said: "I know this incident will cause concern in the local community but we have a number of officers working on this inquiry and we're committed to identifying the man responsible.

"Do you recognise the description of the man? Did you see a man matching this description in the Sea Mills area at the time of the incident, earlier that day, or in the days leading up to this incident? If you did, we would like to hear from you.

"It's also possible the man may have suffered an injury to his face. If you know a family member, friend or maybe a work colleague who has suffered a facial injury within the last day, please call us."

If you can help, please call the police 24-hour Enquiry Centre on 101 and quote log number 37390/15.