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Sex attack: Police statement

DI John Turner, of Force CID at Abingdon police station, said: This was a particularly nasty incident as the victim was walking with her child at the time, so I am keen to speak to anyone who may have seen someone acting suspiciously in the area around the time of the incident.

“I would like to use this opportunity to continue to remind people to be aware of their personal safety and follow the crime prevention advice available on our website."

If you have any information please contact DI Turner via the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.

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E-Fit of sex attacker released

Police want to speak to this man about a sex attack Credit: Thames Valley Police

Police have issued an e-fit of a man they want to speak to about the sexual attack on a young mother.

The offender is a white man in his late forties, around 5ft 9ins tall, of a very slim build, with blonde balding hair and a very red face.

He was wearing a pale denim jacket and dark jogging bottoms.

Woman assaulted in front of daughter

A woman was sexually assaulted in front of her young daughter

The incident happened at 9.38am on May 9 when a 36-year-old woman, was walking along a footpath off Saxons Heath, Long Wittenham, Abingdon pushing her daughter in a buggy.

The victim noticed a man crouched in the bushes who started to follow her

The unknown man then subjected the victim to an indecent exposure and subsequent sexual assault.

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Police appeal for witnesses to bank break-in

Anyone with any information should contact Det Sgt Alan Clements via the 24-hour Police Enquiry Centre on 101.

If you don't want to speak directly to the police, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

Cash stolen in bank break-in

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after cash was stolen from a cash point at a bank in Abingdon in the early hours of this morning. Police were called at 3.37am to reports that Barclays Bank in Marcham Road, Abingdon, was insecure.

Officers attended and discovered offenders had forced entry into the bank and stolen an undisclosed amount of cash from one of the cash points inside. Officers are keen to speak to anyone who saw any suspicious activity or vehicles in the area between 2am and 3am.

Troops honoured for operation in Afghanistan

Troops from Abingdon based 4 Logistic Support Regiment are to receive service medals today for their time in Afghanistan.

They returned to Dalton Barracks in Oxfordshire last month and were seen marching through Abingdon earlier this week.

The 217 medals will be presented by His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester. The duties of 4 Logistic Support Regiment were to ensure that the forward operating and patrol bases on the front line were supplied with water, medical supplies, and ammunition.

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