Surrey Police is appealing for witnesses following an allegation of a sexual assault in West Molesey Wednesday morning (August 19).
Officers were called to Hurst Park at 5.30am following a report that a 19-year-old woman had been assaulted by a man in the area.
Detectives are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area between 8pm last night (August 18) and 5.30am today who may have seen anything suspicious, or seen the offender who is described as being white, between 5ft 11 inches to 6ft tall and of muscular build. He was wearing blue jeans, a white t-shirt and a black balaclava.
Investigating officer Detective Inspector Paddy Mayers said: “This incident has, understandably, left the victim extremely shaken.
“We are still in the early stages of establishing what exactly has happened in this incident and need the public to help us with our investigation.
“If you were in the Hurst Road, or Hurst Park area, perhaps at the nearby Tesco store, or on a boat passing through on The Thames between 8pm on August 18 or 5.30am today, August 19, then please get in touch with us immediately if you saw anyone acting suspiciously that matches the description.
“If you do have any information which you want to disclose anonymously you can do so by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
Sergeant Charlotte Chambers from the Elmbridge Safer Neighbourhood Team Said: “We understand that the police presence in the area will be a cause for concern however I would like to reassure the community we are treating this incident extremely seriously.
“We have a number of officers out on high visibility patrols who have been carrying out local enquiries in the area. I would urge anyone who has seen, or sees anything suspicious to report it immediately.”
Anyone with any information should call Surrey Police on 101 (999 in an emergency) or report it online at https://my.surrey.police.uk/splonlinereportingweb and quote the reference number 45150073847.
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