Police appeal for witnesses after a women is sexually assaulted

West Mercia police is appealing for witnesses after an attempted rape in Walkers Heath Park.

The incident happened at approximately 9.30pm on Monday 21 March, when a woman walking her dog was approached by a man about 50 metres from the vehicle barrier at the Walkers Heath Lane entrance to Walkers Heath Park.

The man, described as black, 5’10”, stocky build and aged between 30-33 years-old, was wearing a dark coloured hooded top with the hood up and white drawstrings. He was wearing dark coloured tracksuit bottoms and had a metal dog chain around his neck and shoulders, although no dog was seen with him.

The suspect approached the victim, a woman in her thirties, from behind and to the side of her and verbally threatened her whilst physically assaulting her.

The victim managed to free herself but suffered injuries to her arm in the process. She called her dog, which ran back barking as the man ran from the scene.

Police wish to speak to anybody who witnessed the incident or anyone who may have seen a man matching the description in the area at the time. Members of the public with information are urged to call police on 101, quoting incident number 179s of 22 March.

If you want to give information but don’t want to give your name you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or use their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers.org.uk . Crimestoppers are not part of the police, when you contact them you won’t be identified. The only person who knows you have given information is you.