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Woman fights off sex attacker in Bracknell

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Police are investigating whether two sex attacks on women in Berkshire within hours of each other could be linked.

A 25 year old woman was walking near the Market Inn in Bracknell at 1am on Friday morning when she was assaulted.

She was grabbed and dragged towards a bush where the offender tried to remove her clothing.

However, the victim managed to get away and ran from the scene, uninjured.

The offender is described as a white man, who may have been aged in his thirties. He was wearing a dark blue jumper.

The first attack happened at a park in Winnersh

Just a few hours earlier, in Winnersh, a woman was grabbed in a similar way.

On that occasion the woman's dog managed to fight off her attacker and she escaped unhurt.

Speaking of the assault in Bracknell, Detective Inspector Jason Liles of the Force Intelligence Hub, said: “The victim of this incident showed great bravery in managing to get away from this offender, and she is being supported by specially trained officers following what was an extremely frightening experience.

This incident follows an attempted rape which occurred at a park in Winnersh on Thursday evening

“We are investigating whether the two incidents are linked.

“I also understand that people in the community will be concerned about these two incidents.

“We are in the process of conducting an investigation into both incidents, and I would encourage anyone who has any information which could help to please come forward.

“I would also ask members of the public in this area to be extra vigilant and to contact police if they see anything which they think could be suspicious.

– DI Jason Iles