Woman sends text during sexual assault in Byfleet

A 19-year-old woman who was sexually assaulted in Surrey sent a text for help as she was being attacked.

She was offered a cigarette by a man as she walked along Ulwin Avenue, Byfleet, at about 0100 BST on Saturday.

As they walked towards Cornwall Avenue she was assaulted by the man described as white, about 5ft 6in (1.6m) tall and in his early 20s.

The victim managed to send the message a friend who arrived at the scene and intervened.

The man then continued to walk in the direction of Cornwall Avenue.

He was described as having a twitching jaw which moved from side to side when he spoke.

Surrey police are appealing for information on the assault.

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