Women Sexually Assaulted in Acton

Victim in her forties attacked by stranger on Brouncker Road

Brouncker Road, Acton. Picture: Google Streetview


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Police are appealing to the public for information after a woman was beaten and sexually assaulted in Acton this Thursday evening (17 September).

They received a call about an assault in progress on Brouncker Road at 10.47pm. The victim who is in her forties is now being supported by specially trained officers.

Officers searched the area with the assistance of the National Police Air Service but were unable to find the attacker.

Now detectives are asking members of the public to come forward if they have information or witnessed what happened.

Detective Sergeant David Baldwin, from the Met’s West Area Command Unit, leads the investigation. He said: “At this time we believe the victim was attacked by a stranger and we are conducting extensive enquiries to track this man down.

“I am asking the public, if they have any information about this vicious attack, to come forward and tell us what they know. By sharing your information you can help keep our communities safer."

Chief Superintendent Peter Gardner, Commander of the Met’s West Area, said: “This is a horrific and cowardly attack and my thoughts are with the victim who has gone through a terrifying ordeal. I appeal to you all, if you have seen or heard anything, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

“This is a dangerous individual and we will not rest until he is arrested.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD8959/17SEP. To give information anonymously, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

September 18, 2020

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