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Witnesses sought as woman struggles free in Canterbury after being grabbed by attacker in Stour Street

By Gerry Warren

A woman has fought off an attacker who tried to grab her as she walked home in Canterbury city centre in the early hours.

Police have now issued an appeal to help catch the offender who assaulted the woman as she walked along a path off Stour Street.

She struggled free and he fled towards St Peter's Place and the victim ran across Rheims Way.

An efit of a man police are hunting after a woman was grabbed in Canterbury

The man is described as black, stocky, 5ft 10in to 5ft 11in and aged between 19 and 30. He was wearing a red T shirt.

Now police have released an efit of the man they are hunting.

DI Kate Collier said: "This is an unusual incident, leaving the victim shocked. I would urge anyone with any information to come forward and speak to us.

"Were you socialising with someone that night who matches the description? Did you see something that will assist our inquiry?"

A woman was grabbed by a man near Stour Street. Picture: Google Street View

Anyone with information is asked to phone Kent Police on 01227 868327 or Kent CrimeStoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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