A report of an assault on a woman in Newport on the Isle of Wight is being investigated by detectives.
A 23-year-old woman from Newport contacted police to say she was approached by a man she did not know at approximately 1.40am on Thursday, November 18, 2010.
The victim was in an alleyway next to Nine Acres Primary School, walking from Trafalgar Road towards Elm Grove, when she noticed a man behind her.
He approached the victim and grabbed her around the waist. The woman managed to free herself from his grip and ran out of the alleyway into Elm Grove. She was not injured.
The attacker was described as:
- Aged in his 20s or 30s
- Short hair
Detective Constable Lee Torrance of Isle of Wight CID said: “The woman was not hurt but she is understandably upset by the assault and her concerns that it could have been worse if she had not been able to run away.
“We are keen to hear from anyone with information about the suspect’s identity or who may remember seeing a man acting suspiciously in the Trafalgar Road area of Newport during the early hours of Thursday.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Lee Torrance at Newport Police Station by phoning 101 or going online to: http://www.hampshire.police.uk/Internet/contact/message_officer.htm.
From outside Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, call the police on 0845 045 45 45. Mini-Com users can call the police on 01962 875000. Information can be given anonymously by calling the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.