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4 October 2010, 06:19 | Updated: 4 October 2010, 06:22
A 17 year old female has been assaulted in Watford over the weekend.
The incident happened at around 12:30 on Sunday morning.
The victim left Watford Met train station and was walking along Shepherds Road when a man approached her from behind and assaulted her.
He is described as white, in his early twenties and is around 5ft 8 inches tall with short hair.
He was wearing an old man's flat cap, a waist length brown jacket and dark trousers.
Detective Constable Veronica Reeve, who is investigating the incident, said:
“Fortunately this type of incident is a rare occurrence in Watford , however this was an unprovoked attack on a young female which has understandably frightened the victim and left her shaken. We know there were people in the Shepherds Road / train station area at the time of the incident and I would urge anyone who was there may have seen or heard anything to contact us as a matter of urgency.
“Do you recognise the description of the male? If you have any information at all no matter how small or insignificant you may think it is, I would urge you to contact us as it could greatly assist with our investigation.”
If you have information you can contact Dc Reeve via 0845 33 00 222 or alternatively Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting C1/10/5503.
Police have issued the following safety guidelines to help keep safe at night: