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OP LIGHT

Serious Sexual Assault in High Beech on New Years Eve


Details of Incident

Officers investigating a serious sexual assault, which took place in High Beech on New Years Eve are appealing for the public’s help.

We were called to Pauls Nursery Road in High Beech at around 10pm on 31 December following reports of a woman being seriously sexually assaulted.

Officers attended quickly and a scene was put in place.

An investigation by our Serious Crime Directorate remains ongoing and the victim is continuing to receive support from specialist officers and our partner agencies.

This weekend, officers have been carrying out enquiries and search activity in the area.

Detective Inspector James Holmes from our Serious Crime Directorate said “This is a complex investigation, but we are working quickly to determine what has happened and support the victim in this case.

“Our officers have been in the area across the weekend, to carry out multiple enquiries, including speaking to road users who may have been in the area at the time.

“One of the lines of enquiry we are following is that prior to the assault, the victim pulled over her car due to the suspects flashing their lights in the car behind her, indicating that something was wrong. We appreciate that this is concerning, but we are asking for anyone who may have witnessed a similar incident around that area to contact us.

“In addition to this, we understand that the area is wooded and is a popular walking spot so asking anyone with any information to contact us.

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PLEASE QUOTE INCIDENT 1088 OF 31ST DECEMBER.

 

If any information regarding this incident has affected you personally please contact Rape Crisis at Rape Crisis England & Wales