Investigation launched after third sexual assault in a week

Investigation launched after third sexual assault in a week

Paul Miles

Investigation launched after third sexual assault in a week

The hunt is on for a man who sexually assaulted a woman walking down an alleyway off Gringer Hill in Maidenhead on Sunday afternoon.

The victim, who is in her fifties, was walking along the alleyway at about 2.40pm when she was approached by a man who blocked her path and sexually assaulted her.

After screaming several times she was pushed over and the attacker ran away.

Although not seriously injured the assault left the women shaken.

The attacker is described as being in his forties, white, of a slim build, and about 5ft 8in tall, with short brown hair.

He was wearing sunglasses, a brown shirt with short sleeves and green shorts.

Detective Constable Sara Harrison, of Force CID, said they are treating the incident seriously and are carrying out extra patrols in the area to reassure the community.

She added: “Thankfully the woman was not seriously hurt during the assault but was left shaken.

“We are appealing for information, in particular, anyone who saw a man fitting the description, who may have been walking along College Avenue or running along Gringer Hill or someone who may have heard the woman screaming.”

It is the third sexual assault in Maidenhead in a week.

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses after a woman was attacked while walking down a secluded footpath on Tuesday last week.

The incident took place at about 5.30am in The Gullet when the victim was pushed over by an Asian man in a black hooded top before being sexually assaulted.

The attacker, who ran away,  is described as being in his 20s and has a moustache.

A 48-year-old man also appeared at Slough Magistrates Court yesterday over allegations he tried to kidnap a woman as she walked home from Maidenhead train station.

Martin Cain, of Stompits Road, Holyport, has been charged with one count of attempting to kidnap or falsely imprison a person with intent to commit a sexual offence.

The charge relates to an incident in the early hours of Saturday morning which saw a 20-year-old woman grabbed as she walked along Shoppenhangers Road at about 12.30am.

Call 101 with information or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 anonymously.

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