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Andover Woman Escapes Attempted Sexual Assault

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Local News | Andover Woman Escapes Attempted Sexual Assault | Andover & VillagesOfficers investigating an attempted sexual assault in Andover are appealing for witnesses.

On Thursday, 23 November, a 34-year-old woman reported that she was grabbed from behind by a man as she walked through the nature reserve in Rooksbury, near Mill Lake.

It happened between 4.50pm and 5.10pm.

Fortunately she was able to get away, but she did suffer minor injuries.

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Officers are conducting enquiries in the area and extra patrols are being carried out to offer reassurance to those in the neighbourhood.

We are appealing for anyone who was in the area around this time to contact us if they witnessed what happened or if you saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area.

Anyone with any information is asked to call us on 101, quoting 44170456990, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

We would also like to take this opportunity to remind people of our advice regarding personal safety, which includes sticking to busy, well-lit areas.

For more advice visit https://www.hampshire.police.uk/advice/protecting-yourself-and-others/personal-safety/.

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