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Woman forced into van and subjected to 'horrifying' sexual assault

Police say they urge people to be vigilant and call them if they have any concerns. Credit: PA

Police in Gloucester are appealing for information after a serious sexual assault.

It happened in Hucclecote this morning. A woman found a Transit van on Elmgrove Road. The occupant forced her into the vehicle before subjecting her to a serious sexual assault.

The victim escaped the van after the attack.

Description:

  • white male
  • aged in his thirties
  • stocky build
  • with a local accent
  • cropped light hair
  • wore dark jeans

The van was pale in colour, possibly silver, with a sliding side door and believed to be a few years old.

This was an absolutely horrifying incident that has understandably left the victim completely distraught.

– Detective Inspector David Shore-Nye

Police are asking the public to call them if they believe they have any relevant information, particularly about the vehicle described and any sightings in Hucclecote on Thursday morning.

  • call 101 or email 101@gloucestershire.police.uk and quote incident 126 of 7 December
  • You can also call the independent crime fighting charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and stay anonymous if you wish