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Woman attacked during attempted rape at Winnersh park

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A woman was attacked in an attempted rape at a park behind Dunstans Drive in Winnersh Picture: Google

An attempted rape took place today in a Winnersh park and police are appealing for witnesses to help them catch the attacker.

A woman was walking her dog in a park behind Dunstans Drive when the man attacked her around 5.55pm on Thursday, November 2.

The 36-year-old woman was grabbed from behind and pulled to the ground.

The attacker then attempted to remove her clothes. However, Thames Valley Police said that the victim’s dog became aggressive towards him and he then fled the scene.

The victim was not injured in the incident.

The offender is described as having tanned skin, dark hair and is clean shaven. He may be  in his thirties and is about 5ft 7ins tall.

He was wearing a black hooded top and black or navy jogging bottoms.

Investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Matt Stone, of Berkshire Force CID, said: “This was a very distressing and traumatic experience for the victim and she is being supported by specially trained officers at this time.

“I understand that people in the area will be very concerned about this incident, but I would like to reassure them that we have begun a full and thorough investigation.

“A scenewatch is in place at the park, and members of the public may see an increased police presence in the area while an investigation is carried out.

“I would like to hear from anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area at this time.

“If you have any information which you think could help our investigation, no matter how insignificant it may seem, please call the Thames Valley Police non-emergency number on 101.”

If you have any information relating to this case, call 101 quoting reference ‘1201 (2/11)’, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.

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