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Mugshot released following Arborfield Green assault

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AN e-fit image has released of a man police would like to speak to after a woman was assualting while walking her dogs last weekend.

The incident happened around 5.30am on Sunday, June 3.

Police said that the woman, in her forties, was walking her dogs in woodland near the junction of Baird Road and Princess Marina Drive in Arborfield Green.

When she was opposite St Elgius Church she was approached from behind by a man.

He grabbed her but she fought back and he was bitten by the dogs.

Both the victim and the offender then ran away. Nothing was stolen during the incident.

The victim sustained scratches to her chest during the assault.

The offender, depicted in the e-fit image, is white, between 5ft 8ins and 5ft 10ins, of slim build, aged approximately 30 years old, clean shaven and is described as being Eastern European.

He was wearing a navy or black hooded top with matching tracksuit trousers, a black woollen scarf around his neck and lower half of his face, dark coloured trainers and dark gloves.

Read more: Woman assaulted while walking her dogs

Investigating officer Detective Sergeant Nathan Lampard, of Reading Force CID, said: “Detectives are investigating this incident and are keeping an open mind in relation to the motive.

“I am appealing for information from the public, specifically to any dog walkers who may recognise the description or e-fit image of the offender as he may have been in the area on previous occasions.

“Are you aware of anybody with unexplained dog bites? Please report any information, regardless of how insignificant you think it may be, to police.

“People in the community may notice uniformed police officers in the local area in the next few days appealing for witnesses and working to locate the offender.

“Anyone who has any information, or recognises the man in the e-fit image, can approach and speak to an officer or call 101.”

Anyone with information relating to this case, is asked to call 101 quoting reference ‘43180167220’, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.

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