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Police appeal after Orford sexual assault
3:30pm Wednesday 1st August 2012 in News
POLICE are appealing for help after a sexual assault in Orford.
At around 11.15pm on Thursday, July 26m a 46-year-old woman was walking home through Brickfield Park in Clegge Street after an evening with friends.
She was approached by an unknown man and sexually assaulted.
The victim went home and the incident was later reported to police.
Inspector Debbie Dodd, of Cheshire Police′s Dedicated Rape Unit, said: "The victim is currently receiving help and support from specialist officers.
"We are following up a number of lines of enquiry in a bid to trace the offender. These enquiries include forensic enquiries, house-to-house enquiries and CCTV enquiries.
"We are appealing for anyone who witnessed what happened or was in the area at the time and has seen anything significant or anyone acting suspiciously to contact us.
"Thankfully incidents of this nature are rare, although I would urge people to remain vigilant when walking alone at night and maintain an awareness of your surroundings."
The man is described as white, of stocky build and was wearing a grey tracksuit top.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 1218 of July 26 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.