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Police release CCTV footage in bid to gather information on Lawrence Weston sexual assault

CCTV has been released by police in a bid to trace key witnesses in relation to a sexual assault in Lawrence Weston.

At around 5.30pm on September 20, the victim parked her car in Moor Grove and was then approached by a man who came from the lane leading into Tump Woods.

He sexually assaulted her before running away in the direction of the woods.

The attacker is described as white, 5ft 5 to 5ft 6ins tall and of slim to medium build. She believed him to be in his early 20s but said he had a ‘baby face’ so could be younger. He wore dark-coloured clothing and carried a black rucksack.

The suspect ran into the woods after the assault Credit: ITV News

Officers are keen to trace several people seen in the area at around the time:

  • Two women walked up Moor Grove. One was wheeling a pushchair
  • A man and a woman headed up the lane with a Staffordshire Bull Terrier-type dog. The woman was using a walking stick.

Police have said all of the above people could provide invaluable information to help officers with their investigation.

The incident is being treated as an isolated attack.

Anyone with information is asked to get in touch through www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/contact, or by calling 101, quoting reference 5219218079.