Police appeal checks after woman sexually assaulted at knifepoint

Extra police patrols will be out in Peterborough this weekend appealing for information- a week after a woman was sexually assaulted at knifepoint.

Officers will be in the area of a footpath near Rhubarb Bridge where the A47 meets Lincoln Road during the morning and early afternoon tomorrow (7 October).

The victim, who is in her 20s, was walking towards Ivatt Way on Saturday September 30, between 11am and 11.30am. She was approached by a youth who threatened her with a knife before sexually assaulting her. The victim managed to escape uninjured but was very shaken and upset.

The attacker is described as being of Asian appearance, in his late teenage years, about 5'8", slim, short black hair and a small moustache. He was wearing black jeans and a black jacket.

Detective Sergeant Gordon Blair said there had been extra patrols in the area since the attack and these would continue throughout the week and into next week.

Our aim tomorrow is to jog people’s memories and hopefully get some information which takes our investigation forwards. If people were in the area late morning last Saturday they may have seen something very important.

I would again urge anyone with information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, to contact police without hesitation.

– Detective Sergeant Gordon Blair

An 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the attack and released under investigation.