Norwich: Woman Sexually Assaulted in Mile Cross

10 December 2012, 14:05 | Updated: 10 December 2012, 14:15

A woman was sexually assaulted in the Mile Cross area of Norwich at the weekend.

Between 3:30am and 3:40am on Saturday 8 December 2012, a woman in her mid 40s was making her way home from a night out.

After accepting a lift from the city centre she was dropped off at the Aylsham Road end of Mile Cross Road. As she walked down Mile Cross Road towards Drayton Road, she was approached by another man who whistled to her and then spoke to her. He then started walking with her.

The victim felt uneasy and carried on walking but the man continued to engage her in conversation. As they got further down the road the man sexually assaulted her. The man then head butted the woman causing her to fall into a garden. 

When the victim got up again the offender had gone.  She believes he ran off in the direction of Aylsham Road.                                        

The victim suffered pain and a small lump to the side of her head as a result of the assault.

The offender is described as white, around 5ft 10ins tall and of medium build.  He had short brown hair.  At the time of the assault he is believed to have been wearing a light coloured tracksuit. 

DC Carly Jermy, Norwich CID, who is leading the investigation appealed for information saying: "This was a frightening experience for the victim and I would like to appeal for anyone who saw or heard anything early Saturday morning on Mile Cross Road to contact me.  Our local neighbourhood officers will also be increasing their patrols in that area to give reassurance to the local community." 

DC Jermy can be contacted on 101 or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.