Taunton: CCTV In Sex Assault

6 December 2013, 16:01

Avon and Somerset Police are hoping the man in this CCTV picture will help them with their enquires over a sex assault in Taunton.

It happened at around 2.45am on Thursday November 28, 2013. The victim, a woman in her 20s, was walking home along Cheddon Road and when she was near Kilkenny House she was approached by a man who sexually assaulted her. He then ran off towards the train station.

The sexual assault was reported to police and an investigation is underway to identify the person responsible. 

Two men, in their 40s and 30s, have been arrested in connection with the incident and are currently on police bail. However, enquiries have identified someone else who was in the area at the time and may have information which could help us.

Investigating officer Det Insp Ray Hulin, of Taunton CID, said: 

'This was a horrible ordeal for the victim and we are supporting her throughout this inquiry.

'I would like to reassure the public that we believe this is an isolated case and it is not being linked to any other incidents in the town.

'Two men have been arrested in connection with this investigation and have been released on bail.

'However, this is very much an ongoing and active inquiry and we are releasing this CCTV image in order to identify the man in the footage. Do you recognise him?

'I would also like to speak to anyone who may have been in the area of the incident in the early hours of Thursday 27 November, or anyone who may have seen a man in and around Taunton town centre matching the description giving above.'

If you can help, please call Det Insp Ray Hulin via the 24-hour non-emergency number 101.

Anyone who recognises the man pictured, or has information about the assault, should contact Avon and Somerset Police on 101 and quote 118623/13. 

Alternatively, phone the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111. They never ask your name or trace your call.