Woman sexually assaulted in Ilkeston

Detectives are investigating a sexual assault on a woman in Ilkeston.

The 28-year-old was walking across a path which runs behind Pewit Golf Course, off West End Drive, at around 11am yesterday (Wednesday July 6) when a man approached her and sexually assaulted her.

She struggled with the man and he ran off. She has described him as white, slim and in his late 20s to late 30s. He was scruffy and wore a black Umbro jacket with two white stripes down the length of both sleeves, dark bottoms and a dark beanie hat, which was covered in dog hairs.

Det Ins Tim Cadman said: “I want to reassure people that crimes of this nature are rare in Ilkeston.

“We are appealing for anyone who saw a man in the area matching this description, perhaps acting suspiciously, to come forward and speak to officers.”

Anyone with information should call police on 0345 123 3333 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.