Officers from Hampshire Constabulary are today appealing for information after a 32-year-old woman was seriously sexually assaulted in Cowes.
The attack took place between midnight and 00:45 on Tuesday (27th August) when the victim was walking close to the junction of Artic Road and the Cowes to Newport cycle path.
It is understood she had just been to the cashpoint machine at Lloyds Bank in Cowes when she was grabbed from behind by an unknown man who then sexually assaulted her. The woman managed to hit out at him and he fled from the scene of the attack.
DI Martin Chudley said:
“We are appealing for witnesses to this serious sexual assault, which took place during the early hours of Tuesday morning. This incident is being investigated within the Area Investigation Team and the woman has been receiving support from our specially trained officers.
Officers would like to hear from anyone who was out at around that time, and who may have seen or heard anything that may assist the investigation.”
Anyone with information should call DC Ridler at the Area Investigation Team, Cosham Police Station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111