Surrey

Warning after woman sexually assaulted in Farnham park

Women have been urged to avoid walking home alone at night after a sex attack in a Surrey park.

A woman in her late 30s was assaulted on Gostrey Meadows in Farnham at about 23:00 GMT on Friday.

She was grabbed, forced to the ground and then assaulted by a man who had previously shouted at her.

Surrey Police said she managed to struggle free and run home and raise the alarm.

Det Insp Tia Bedford said: "Until we have a clear picture of what has taken place, we would urge women in the Farnham area to ensure they do not walk home alone at night.

"We would also recommend carrying a personal attack alarm and, if you have to walk, avoid short cuts in lonely areas. If you think you're being followed, walk to the busiest place you can find or knock on a door, then call the police."

Surrey Police have appealed for anyone with information about the attack to contact officers.

The suspect is described as white, aged 35 to 40 years old and of medium build. He had short dark hair and was wearing a black bomber jacket, blue jeans and a white t-shirt.

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