Attempted rape

Northamptonshire Police
Northamptonshire Police

Police are appealing for information about an attempted rape on a 33-year-old woman which occurred in Sywell Road, Wellingborough, during the early hours of Sunday morning (September 9).

The woman was approached and assaulted by a man at around 5.10am, as she walked along Sywell Road. The man tried to drag her into bushes at the side of the road but she fought him off and ran into Medway Drive where she raised the alarm.

Police are particularly keen to talk to the driver of a white car or van that was travelling along Sywell Road at around this time of the morning, as he or she may hold vital information about this incident.

The offender is described as a white man with tanned skin, about 5ft 10ins tall and of slim build with short straight dark brown hair. He was aged around 25-30, clean shaven and had black lines under his eyes.

Extra Safer Community Team patrols will be covering the Sywell Road area of Wellingborough but local residents should be re-assured that incidents of this nature are very rare.

Witnesses to this incident, or anyone with information, should call Northamptonshire Police on 101 - alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.