Did you see the man who sexually assaulted a girl in Ewell?
Surrey Police is appealing for witnesses after a 15 year old girl was sexually assaulted in Ewell on Monday afternoon (10 July).
The girl was riding her bike through Hogsmill Open Space close to King George V Recreation Ground at around 4.30pm when a man pushed her off her bike and sexually assaulted her. She managed to bite his arm and scratch his face and he ran off towards Ewell.
The man is described as a white man, of large build with large hands. He had dark brown hair and a 2 cm-long brown beard. He was wearing a grey or blue T-shirt and dark blue knee length cargo-style shorts.
Detective Sergeant Sarah Jupp, who is investigating the incident, said: “Many people will have been in this local nature reserve or by the Hogsmill river on this sunny afternoon. If you were and saw anything suspicious in the area at the time please contact us immediately.
“Luckily the victim’s instinct to fight off her assailant meant she was physically unharmed but understandably left extremely upset.
“We would like to reassure the local community that we are carrying out a number of enquiries to identify the suspect and that we have stepped up patrols in the area to provide reassurance.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Surrey Police on 101, quoting crime reference number 45170074422 or you can use the online reporting system found at https://report.police.uk and enter the reference number in the ‘Additional information’ section. Alternatively the independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.