Witness sought after alleged assault at Woolacombe

12:51 10 January 2014

The incident occurred in the dunes below Marine Drive at Woolacombe. Picture for illustration purposes only.

The incident occurred in the dunes below Marine Drive at Woolacombe. Picture for illustration purposes only.

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‘Good Samaritan’ who helped woman after Marine Drive attack on New Year’s Day is urged to come forward.

Police are appealing for a young ‘good Samaritan’ to come forward after a woman was allegedly assaulted by a man in the Marine Drive dunes at Woolacombe on New Year’s Day.

The victim, aged 60, was walking her dogs in the dunes at around 3pm when a man with a small child aged around three years approached the woman and pushed her to the ground.

PC Mike Walker at Ilfracombe said the woman was badly upset by the incident and since then had been scared or anxious about going out again.

He said she did not think the offender was local as she walked her dog there most days and had not seen him before.

A young man came to her assistance and helped her up, but unfortunately left without leaving any details. He appears to be the only witness and police would like to speak to him. If this was you, or if anyone else saw anything, please contact PC Walker via the 101 number, quoting reference CI/14/9.

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