Dorset Police release images of suspected Shaftesbury sex attacker

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DORSET Police has released two images of a man they want to speak to in relation to a sexual assault in Shaftesbury.

The incident happened on Tuesday, February 11 at about 11.15pm, in the area of Nettlecombe and Ten Acres, when a local woman in her 30s was attacked.

Detectives are now renewing their appeal for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward with two artist impressions of the offender being released.

The woman was approached by an unknown man and attacked but managed to fight the man off and escape.

She was not injured in the incident.

The offender has been described as approximately six feet tall and of slim build. He was wearing distinctive work boots and had a hood over his head.

Detective Constable Andy Marsh, of Western CID, said: “Following the previous appeal for witnesses, I am now in a position to release two images of a man I wish to speak with.

“The images – derived from a full account by the victim – have been drawn by a specially trained artist.

“I strongly suspect the man to be local to the Shaftesbury area and I urge anybody who knows this person to come forward and speak with the police in confidence.

“This is a rare and isolated incident, however we would advise members of the public to be extra vigilant.”

Witnesses and anyone with information are urged to contact Dorset Police on 101 and quote incident number 11:484, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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