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New appeal over sex assault in Godinton Park, Ashford

Police have described a second witness they need following a serious sexual assault on a young woman.

They are now trying to trace a woman with two children, having earlier asked a dog walker to come forward.

The appeals are connected with an attack on a woman in her 20s in the Godinton Park area of Ashford in January.

South Kent Police spokesman Rosy Alexander said; "Officers are keen to speak to a woman who was walking with two children through Godinton Park that day.

"The children were pushing child size bikes and the woman had an adult size bike, which she was also pushing.

"It is believed that they had come from the Springwood Close area and into the park, and may have information that will assist the investigation."

Officers had earlier appealed for man walking a dog as another possible witness.

He was described as white with dark hair, and wearing a long coat.

His dog was medium-sized, short haired and brown and wearing a black or blue coat with a red trim.

Scene of attack at Godinton Park
Scene of attack at Godinton Park

Police tape near the scene of the assault last month

The assault, believed to be serious and of a sexual nature, happened in an alleyway between Cypress Avenue and Springwood Close at about 6.20pm on Tuesday, January 26.

The victim herself dialled 999 to report the attack.

Officers also issued a description of the man they believe to be the offender.

He is said to be white, 6ft tall, medium build, short dark hair and wearing black or blue jogging bottoms with a dark long sleeved jacket, which rustled as he moved.

He had white trainers with a black/blue arch, possibly Reeboks.

Police say investigations are continuing including with forensic reports and anniversary check.

No further similar incidents have been reported and this attack is not being linked to any other offence.

BLOB. If you think or are one of the witnesses being directly appealed to, or have any information about the attack, contact South Kent Police’s incident room on 01303 289600.

Alternatively you can call Kent Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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