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Sex attacker strikes in city park

A woman has been sexually assaulted in a park in Leicester.

It happened at around 1245 GMT on Saturday as the 19-year-old was walking through Victoria Park on the footpath towards the university.

As she passed the tennis courts and the war memorial, a man approached her and attacked her.

Afterwards the victim kept walking along the same footpath but the man followed her, only leaving when she reached the campus site.

He is described as Asian, with a pale complexion, in his late 20s, about 5ft 6in tall and medium build.

He has short black hair and is of "scruffy" appearance with a scar above his lip on the right side.

Appealing for witnesses, Pc Rachel Hewitt said: "This was naturally an upsetting experience for this woman and we're hoping the general public may be able to help us find the person responsible."



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