Woman sexually assaulted in her flat in St Leonards

Police SUS-150806-131140001
Police SUS-150806-131140001

Police are appealing for a cyclist to come forward who might have information about a woman who was sexually assaulted in her flat.

A 63-year-old woman was walking home with her bike up West Hill Road in the early hours of Saturday morning (June 20) when she was approached by a man on a bike.

They had a very brief chat before the woman continued home. She went to bed, however woke about 3.45am to a man in her bedroom and being touched. She managed to push him away and raise the alarm with her neighbours, who called the police.

Detective inspector Gavin Patch said: “This was an extremely distressing incident for the woman and is a very unusual type of sexual assault. We are appealing to the man with the bike who chatted to a woman on West Hill in the early hours of Saturday or anyone who saw the pair talking, they might have some information.

“Police will be patrolling the area to speak to anyone who has concerns and making enquiries about the offence.

“Anyone with information or who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the West Hill Road area is asked to contact police on 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting Operation Marchwood.”

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