Woman sexually assaulted in Barnstaple alleyway

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a sexual assault alleged to have taken place in a Barnstaple alleyway in the early hours of Sunday morning. A young women was a approached in a passageway near Queen Street by a man who tried to sell her an ecstasy ta

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a sexual assault alleged to have taken place in a Barnstaple alleyway in the early hours of Sunday morning.

A young women was a approached in a passageway near Queen Street by a man who tried to sell her an ecstasy tablet.

The victim declined and the attacker grabbed her and sexually assaulted her.

At some point, the attacker was distracted and the woman managed to wriggle free from her assailant who punched her very hard in the face, causing severe bruising to the cheek and eye.


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The suspect is described as a white male, six-feet tall and bald. He has a muscular build, straight nose and thin lips.

At the time of the assault he was wearing light blue jeans, a white shirt with rolled up sleeves that had blue vertical stripes.

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Anyone who has information or witnessed the incident is asked to call police on 08452 777444 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 quoting crime reference CB/09/2260.

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