Image released in hunt for sex offender who attacked woman in Shaftesbury

Bournemouth Echo: Image released in hunt for sex offender who attacked woman Image released in hunt for sex offender who attacked woman

POLICE have released detailed artist’s impressions in a bid to trace a sex offender who struck in Shaftesbury.

Detectives hope to track down a man who attacked a local woman in her 30s in the Nettlecombe and Ten Acres area.

The woman managed to fight him off and escape from her ordeal, which took place at 11.15pm on Tuesday February 11.

The offender is described as 6ft tall and slim, wearing distinctime work boots and a hood.

Detective Constable Andy Marsh, of Western CID, said: “Following the previous appeal for witnesses, I am now in a position to release two images of a man I wish to speak with.

“The images – derived from a full account by the victim – have been drawn by a specially trained artist.

“I strongly suspect the man to be local to the Shaftesbury area and I urge anybody who knows this person to come forward and speak with the police in confidence.

“This is a rare and isolated incident, however we would advise members of the public to be extra vigilant.”

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101, quoting incident number 11:484 or the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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3:49pm Tue 29 Apr 14

sunny1966 says...

It happened in Feb, flash to bang comes to mind, why o why do Dorset Police do this.
It happened in Feb, flash to bang comes to mind, why o why do Dorset Police do this. sunny1966
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4:50pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Townee says...

Perhaps the government should bring in a law to ban hoodies, nearly every criminal who commit a crime is wearing a hoodie.
Perhaps the government should bring in a law to ban hoodies, nearly every criminal who commit a crime is wearing a hoodie. Townee
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8:43pm Tue 29 Apr 14

MMM444 says...

He looks like my local MP
He looks like my local MP MMM444
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