Attempted rape in Oxford: Teenager provides description

A teenager who escaped from a man who attempted to rape her in Oxford has given a description of her attacker.

The 17-year-old victim was walking in Sandy Lane West when she was grabbed by a man on Saturday.

She was seriously sexually assaulted before managing to escape from the man and run for help, at about 19:50 GMT.

Her attacker is described as black, aged in his late 20s to early 30s, of skinny build, about 6ft, clean shaven and spoke with a deep voice.

He was wearing a black and grey striped beanie-style woollen hat, a black, shiny, hip-length padded jacket, dark, wide leg jeans with a distinctive light coloured line pattern on the right bottom pocket, black trainers with a hole in the heel and a florescent green band around the back of the heel.

Det Sgt John Linsdell, from Thames Valley Police, said: "Fortunately the victim was not injured in the incident, but has obviously been left very shaken and distressed."

Anyone with information about the attack, which occurred near Brampton Close, is asked to contact police.

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