Police appeal after woman is sexually assaulted while walking her dogs

Posted by: Laura Hammond

Tue 21st June 2022

Police have launched an appeal for information after a woman was sexually assaulted while walking her dogs in Swanwick, near Alfreton.

The incident happened just after midday on Sunday, June 19, in the fields between Pentritch Road, Asher Lane and Back Lane.

Police say the woman, who is in her 50s, was grabbed by a man who then sexually assaulted her.

The man also grabbed one of her dogs but the woman was able to push him over and run away after her other dog barked at him.

An appeal issued by Derbyshire Constabulary said: “The man is described as being in his early 30s, around5ft 10ins tall and of slim build. He had pale skin, very dark brown hair that was closely cropped, and was wearing sunglasses.

“The woman told officers that the man was wearing a black hooded top with white chords, black jogging bottoms, and black leather trainers. He also wore a gold band ring, which had a pattern on it, on the middle finger of his right hand.

“Officers are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident and may have seen the man in the area, or anyone who recognises the description given above.”

Anyone with any information about the incident should contact Derbyshire Constabulary and quote reference 22*350989.

You can call them on 101, send a private message to the force’s Facebook page or send a direct message to the @DerPolContact Twitter account.

You can also submit information via an online form, which is available here.