Sexual assaults NOT linked

31 March 2011, 09:35 | Updated: 31 March 2011, 11:35

A sexual assault in part of the Thames Valley is NOT being linked to two other recent attacks there

Heart's been given an E-fit of a man Thames valley police are trying to trace in connection with a sexual assault in Bicester.

The assault happened at about 11pm on 12 March.

A 23-year-old woman was walking home from a party at the Highfield Social Club and as she reached the end of Lawrence Way, a man grabbed her and attempted to pull her into a nearby alleyway.

The woman struggled with the man and ran away, but not before she was sexually assaulted.


The man was described as white, about 5ft 8ins, slim and aged in his thirties. He had very short mousey brown hair and a goatee-style beard.

Det Con Mark Torrington said: “I would urge anyone who recognises this man, or who knows who the offender is, to come forward and speak to me as soon as possible.

“This incident is not being connected to the two other sexual assaults in the town on 27 November and 13 January.

“Extra patrols have been carried out in the area to reassure local residents and we hope there is someone out there who sees this E-fit and can help us.”

Anyone with information about the identity of this man, or about the incident, should contact Det Con Torrington at Bicester CID on 0845 8 505 505. Alternatively, you can contact the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.