June 26, 2014
Police appeal for witnesses after sexual assault in Burnham-On-Sea

Police have released information about the man they are seeking following an alleged sexual assault in Burnham-On-Sea on Tuesday (June 24th).

A helicopter and several police teams launched a manhunt after the incident in Burnham's Frank Foley Parkway at 11am, as we reported here.

A police spokesman told "We are treating the matter as a sexual assault."

"The suspect was a white man, 5ft 10ins of medium build, with a day’s growth of stubble on his face."

"He was wearing a burgundy coloured hooded top, grey tracksuit bottoms and white training shoes."

"It is thought he ran off towards Tesco. We know there were a number of people in the area at the time who may be able to help us with our enquiries."

"We would particularly like to speak to a black man who was with a woman and young child near to the small drainage bridge in the area."

"We would like the man and anyone else who was in the area to get in touch with Taunton Police on the force number 101, quoting reference 63474/14."

Alternatively, readers can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.


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