Woman assaulted in Earley
March 18, 2013
An 18-year-old woman was assaulted by a man just after she left the railway station in Earley yesterday evening.
The woman left the station and was walking along Henley Wood Road at about 8.30pm, when she noticed a man walking behind her.
As she turned into Lambourne Gardens, the man grabbed her from behind and pulled her back into Henley Wood Road.
After a short struggle, she managed to get free and the man ran off towards the Henley Wood Road underpass.
She raised the alarm at a nearby property. The attacker is described as white with a pale complexion, in his late 30s or early 40s, slim, with dark hair and wearing dark clothing.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident.
Det Sgt Carl Bradford of Loddon Valley CID said: "I would like to reassure the public that we are carrying out a full investigation into this incident and have officers currently working on a number of lines of enquiry.
"The victim showed great bravery in fighting off the offender and although she was not harmed she is obviously traumatised by the incident, so we are offering her all the support she needs.
"We are appealing for anyone who may have seen a man matching the description, either in the area or heading towards Woodley following the incident, to come forward.
"We would also like to speak to anyone who saw anything suspicious or unusual in the area of Henley Wood Road, Lambourne Gardens and Wokingham Road."
anmyone with information should call 101 and quote URN 1328 for March 17, 2013.