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4 December 2013, 09:31
Officers in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a woman was assaulted in the Southbourne area of the town.
The incident happened at approximately 7am on Wednesday 27 November 2013 in the area of Fenton Road and Castlemain Avenue.
The victim, a 38-year-old Bournemouth woman, was approached from behind and grabbed by an unknown man while she walked to work.
Fortunately she was able to escape and alert the police. She suffered minor cuts during the attack.
Police Constable Joe Tansey, of Bournemouth police, said:
"This incident has left the victim extremely frightened, and it is lucky she was able to break free and run to safety.
"I am appealing for witnesses and anyone with information about the man responsible to contact Dorset Police in confidence as soon as possible.
"This attack took place in the early hours of the morning and it is possible someone may have seen what happened, or saw a man acting suspiciously in the area prior to the assault."
The offender is described as a white man, aged between 25 and 30 and over six feet tall.
He was wearing a puffer-style body warmer over a jumper with the hood pulled up over his head.
No arrests have been made.
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101, quoting incident number 27:49. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.