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CCTV issued after woman sexually assaulted in Ashford

CCTV images have been released by detectives investigating a reported sexual assault in Ashford.

The incident happened on a footpath that runs through Victoria Park between 10.30pm and 11.45pm on Saturday 15 June 2019. The victim, a woman in her 30s, accessed the path via Jemmett Road and was walking in the direction of Ford Way when she was approached by a man on a bicycle.

He is then reported to have dropped the bike before sexually assaulting the woman. She managed to escape but was followed by the man to a nearby block of flats, where residents intervened and chased the suspect away. Officers attended and carried out a thorough search of the local area but were unable to trace the man responsible.

Detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate have now released images of a man who may be able to assist them with their enquiries. Anyone who recognises him or has information should call 01303 289600 quoting reference 46/115056/19. Alternatively call the independent charity Crimestoppers in Kent anonymously on 0800 55511