Appeal to trace alley attacker who sexually assaulted woman in early hours


A woman was sexually assaulted as she walked through a Hemel Hempstead alleyway in the early hours of Sunday morning.

An area in Piccotts End Lane, adjacent to Grovehill’s Margaret Lloyd Park, was cordoned off to the public until 1.30pm the day after the attack, which happened between 2am and 2.45am when the woman was approached by a man.

Det Con Duncan Montague from the sexual offences investigation team said: “If anyone remembers seeing or hearing anything suspicious or unusual in the early hours of Sunday morning, please contact me on the non-emergency number 101, citing crime reference D1/14/1914. Alternatively call Crimestoppers, the independent charity, anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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