Police try to find mystery woman who helped stop assault on teen

Pam Mills

POLICE want to speak to a woman who courageously intervened to halt an alleged sexual assault in Tonbridge.


A teenage girl was attacked by a man when she was walking through an alleyway off Lodge Oak Lane at around 3.20pm on Thursday June 28.


The suspect is said to have approached her from behind, before inappropriately touching her legs.


At around the same time the unknown woman also entered the passageway, and is reported to have run past the man and elbowed him. She and the victim then ran from the scene.


The suspect is described as being black, aged in his 20s and around 5ft 2in tall. His hair was shaved at the sides and curly on top and he had deep wrinkles to his forehead and a chubby face.


He wore a black hooded top, beige knee-length shorts and was carrying a black Nike gym bag.


Kent Police have carried out house-to-house checks and reviewed CCTV footage.


They are urging anyone who may be able to assist with the investigation to come forward – particularly the woman who is said to have helped the victim.


If you have any information about the incident, call Kent Police’s appeals line on 01622 604100, quoting reference YY/023167/18, or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers in Kent anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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