Police release e-fit after man targets woman on footpath in sex attack


Police searching for a sex attack suspect have released an e-fit image.

A woman walking her dog along a footpath was targeted by a man who had been crouched in the undergrowth nearby, according to Thames Valley Police.

The reported assault took place in the Berkshire town of Maidenhead on a path in an open meadow close to Woolley Firs and Cherry Garden Lane on 14 August at 5.45pm.

The incident occurred on a footpath in an open meadow

Police said the woman felt “uneasy” when she spotted the crouched man and continued to walk towards a wooden gate.

When she got there, she looked behind and saw the person walking towards her.

The man grabbed her jumper and tried to lift it up as she screamed, she told police.

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The aggressor then ran off in the opposite direction.

Investigating officers have now released an image, based on the victim’s description of her attacker.

Detective Constable Peter Fitzer, of Maidenhead police station, said: “I am releasing this e-fit image in the hope that someone recognises the man depicted.”

The police are urging anyone with information to get in touch.

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