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Witness appeal after woman sexually assaulted by man in tracksuit at Riverside Country Park in Gillingham

22 August 2014
by Lynn Cox
A woman has been sexually assaulted as she walked along the riverbank at a country park in Medway.
 
She was inappropriately touched by a man wearing a grey tracksuit as she walked in Riverside Country Park in Gillingham.
 
Officers are appealing for witnesses to the daylight attack and have issued a description of the suspect.
A woman was sexually assaulted at Riverside Country Park

A woman was sexually assaulted at Riverside Country Park

A police spokesman said: "It is reported that a woman was inappropriately touched as she walked alongside the river in the area of Copperhouse Lane just before 9am on Tuesday, August 12.
 
"The suspect is a white man, aged 20 to 30, 5ft 8in and of proportionate build. 
 
"He was described as wearing a grey tracksuit top and bottoms with a dark stripe."
 
One female dog walker who uses the park, but did not want to be named, said: "I heard from a fellow dog walkers at the park earlier this week that a woman was molested by a man outside concrete walkway near Sharps Green.
 
"A number of us ladies walk on our own round there with our dogs, including me, and I never know how the dogs would react in such a situation, but hopefully positively."
 
Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to phone PC Hayley Chilmaid on 01634 792421, quoting crime reference XY/028680/14.

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