Woman dragged into bushes in Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 09:18 30 January 2017 | UPDATED: 09:18 30 January 2017

The gang broke into a house in Stevenage and assaulted a man in his 50s and his dog.

The gang broke into a house in Stevenage and assaulted a man in his 50s and his dog.

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A woman was grabbed and pulled into some bushes by a man in Hatfield.

At approximately 12.35am, on Saturday, January, 28, a woman was walking along French Horn Lane near to The House on the Rock Church.

A police spokesperson said: “When she reached some bushes, she was approached by a man who grabbed her and pulled her into the bushes.

“At this point two people, believed to be of Chinese origin, walked past and the man let go of the woman.

“She then managed to get away from the man and ran off.”

The offender is described as being in his 20s to 30s, white, with tanned skin, short dark hair and stubble on his face.

He spoke with a foreign accent, and was reported to be wearing a black hooded top and black jogging bottoms.

Senior investigating officer detective sergeant Andy Smith, from Hatfield’s Local Crime Unit, said: “We are doing everything we can to find the person responsible for this crime and are following a number of lines of enquiry.

“I would like to appeal to anyone who was in the area at the stated time and saw the incident happen, or if you think you could be the two people who walked passed at the time the incident took place, to please get in contact as soon as possible. Or perhaps you are aware of a man fitting the description who is often in the stated location.

“Any information you provide could prove to be vital to our investigations.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via the non-emergency number and 101, citing crime reference number B2/17/418.

Alternatively contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.


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