Sexual assault, Exeter

From Devon & Cornwall Police:

Police investigating a report of a serious sexual assault in Exeter in the early hours of Wednesday 13 November have appealed for information.

The incident happened between 2 am and 4 am in the St Germans Road area of the city.

The victim, a female aged in her late teens, is being supported by specially-trained officers.

Detectives would like to identify a suspect who is described as a white male, aged in his mid to late 20s, tall, of slim, toned but not muscly build, with short, dark hair and facial stubble.

He spoke broken English, had an eastern-European accent and was wearing dark, navy blue jeans with a belt and a dark top which was believed to be grey or black.

Officers have been carrying out community reassurance work in the area and have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Detective Inspector Dawn Perriam said: “This is a rare and isolated incident. I would like to reassure the public that police are pursuing all lines of enquiry.”

Anyone with any information is urged to call police on 101 or email 101@dc.police.uk, quoting log number 205 of 14/11/19.

Members of the public with any concerns are also encouraged to contact police using the above details.

Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555111, or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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