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Dog rescue attack victim was sexually assaulted


A woman whose dog chased off an attacker was sexually assaulted police have confirmed.
As revealed earlier this week, the woman may have been saved from a terrifying ordeal after she was grabbed by a man and thrown to the floor, but when she called her dog, the man ran off.
The attack happened during the day as the woman was walking her dog on the Coney Banks, in Chatham.
Police have now revealed that not only was she pushed to the ground, but the man also put his hand over her mouth and then put his hand down her top and grabbed at her belt.
The woman, who is in her 20s, was walking at about 10.30 on Tuesday morning Aug 21,when a man approached her from behind.
But she was able to shout to her pet, which is thought to have been off the lead, to come to her aid.
As the woman was struggling to get way, the obedient dog came bounding towards her and started barking.
As the animal neared the pair, the man was frightened off.
He ran from the scene, leaving the woman lying on the ground.
The woman is said to be severely shaken by the ordeal.
The incident sparked a police search of the area and officers in patrol cars were sent to the wasteland to find him.
The police helicopter was scrambled in a bid to help the ground officers locate him, but after an extensive search of the banks and the fields nearby, no one matching the description given by the woman was found.
Anyone with information is asked to call Kent Police on 101 and quote ref XY/025319/12

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