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Gobions 'attack' warning remains in force

Police say the attack happend in Gobions Wood near the Little Heath entrance
Camera courtesy of Fujifilm
Police have released more details of the attack on a woman walking her dog in Gobions Woods yesterday morning, Tuesday 9 December.

They've also urged the public to avoid any males walking in the area alone, without a dog, and acting suspiciously.

The incident on Tuesday happened at about 9.40am, soon after the woman entered the woods from the direction of Little Heath.

According to police, she was walking along one of the paths through the woods, when a man approached her from behind, grabbed her shoulders, and pushed her to the ground.

The woman managed to get to her feet again, and ran off in the direction of Little Heath. Police say she was uninjured, but was left suffering from shock. It's thought the man ran into the woods. Police don't have a description of the attacker

Community police officer, Vojislav Mihailovic, is advising people against walking in the area on their own while investigations continue.

“We don’t want to cause a panic, but we are urging caution,” he said.

He is also calling on the public to help find the culprit.

“The man ran from the scene of the attack, if anyone saw a man, running through Gobions Woodland, at about 9.40am on Tuesday 9 December, we would like to hear from them,” he added.

You can contact the community police team on 01707-638112.

Police have also suggested continued vigilance.

“If anyone sees a male, walking alone, without a dog, and acting suspiciously in the area of Gobions Wood, please keep clear, and contact the police.” PC Mihailovic said.

You can discuss this issue in this site’s forum.

10 December 2003

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