Appeal after serious sex attack in town park in Harlow

News / Wed 30th Jul 2014 at 02:05pm

POLICE would like to speak to a couple who may be able to help with an investigation into a serious sexual offence which took place in Harlow.

A woman, who is in her 40s and from the Harlow area was sexually assaulted in Harlow Town Park at around 4.30pm on Sunday, July 27.

She was with a man who she had met earlier that day. He pulled her into a big wooded area of the park and sexually assaulted her. She shouted at him and ran away.

The woman reported the incident to police and she is now being looked after by Essex Police’s Sexual Offences Investigation Team.

Detective Inspector Terry Balding said: “After the incident, the victim ran off down the path towards School Lane. The man then pulled up in his silver car and asked her to get in but the victim shouted at him and walked off along First Avenue. She saw a white man and woman, who she thinks were in their 50s, who may have seen or heard their exchange. I would really like them to contact my team as they may be able to help with information into the investigation.”

The man and woman or anyone with any information is asked to contact the West Sexual Offences Investigation Team on Essex Police 101. People can also leave information anonymously by calling independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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