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Sex assault probe after woman attacked in Victoria Park, Ashford

A woman was allegedly sexually assaulted by a cyclist while walking through a park at night.

The victim, who is in her 30s, was on footpath which runs through Victoria Park in Ashford when she was approached by a man on a bike.

It is reported he dropped the bike before sexually assaulting the woman between 10.30pm and 11.45pm on Saturday.

The attack allegedly happened in Victoria Park
The attack allegedly happened in Victoria Park

The victim - who had accessed the path via Jemmett Road and was walking in the direction of Ford Way - managed to escape but was followed by the man to a nearby block of flats, where residents intervened and chased the suspect away.

Officers attended and carried out a search of the area but were unable to trace the man.

Detectives are carrying out inquiries into the incident and would like to hear from anyone with information.

Witnesses should call the appeal line on 01843 222289, quoting reference 46/115056/19.

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