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Hunt for two men after attempted sexual assault - public warned to be vigilant

Police would like to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time. Credit: ITV West Country

A warning has been issued after two men tried to sexually assault a woman in broad daylight.

It happened in Exeter between 1:40pm and 2:00pm on Thursday (3 Nov).

A woman was approached by two male strangers, both dressed in black with black gloves, who then attempted to sexually assault her in a lane which runs between Bathern Road and Cumberland Drive.

The woman managed to fight them off and the men ran away.

Police are asking for witnesses and would like to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time, who saw anything suspicious, or who owns home CCTV systems or ‘Dash-Cams’ in their vehicles, which were parked in the area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police:

  • via email on 101@dc.police.uk
  • by telephone on 101, quoting crime reference CR/077963/16
  • anonymously to Crimestoppers via 0800 555111