Sexual assault in Yeovil this morning

Avon & Somerset police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was sexually assaulted in an underpass in Yeovil in the early hours of today. The victim, who is in her thirties, was walking in the underpass at the end of West Hendford at about 3am when she was grabbed by a man and pulled to the ground. The man ran off after the victim fought back.

The offender is described as white, mid-thirties, about 5ft 5ins, of stocky build, with short dark hair and spoke with a foreign accent. He was wearing a hooded top.

DS Mark Probert told us “We know this incident will be of concern in the local community and I’d like to reassure the public that a full investigation is already under way. The victim will be given any help or support she may need.”

Were you in the West Hendford area of Yeovil around the time of the incident? Did you see or hear anything suspicious. The Police would like people to call them if they recognise the description given or have any other information which could help?”

If you can help, please call Investigations on 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5219046383.

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